Restarting Your Stalled Story: Writing Workshop with Betsy Warland

Updated July 9, 2019

September 14, 2019 @ 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Whether prose or poetry, there are some projects or pieces that are hard to resolve or finish. We’ll either stop writing before completing the first draft, or we’ll finish the draft but not know how to revise it, or not have the momentum to work on the next related piece. In this workshop we will investigate and identify what type of stall is happening in an excerpt from your writing; what message(s) the stall is trying to give you; how to use this message to propel yourself and your piece in the direction it is eager to go in; or propel you into a new piece of writing that has more vitality. Bring up to 5 source pages from a longer piece or a total of 5 pages of shorter pieces.

BETSY WARLAND has published 12 books of poetry, creative nonfiction, and lyric prose including her bestselling 2010 book of essays on writing, /Breathing the Page—Reading the Act of Writing/.

Whether teaching and mentoring in The Writer’s Studio at SFU, mentoring and editing in Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, being a manuscript consultant or teaching workshops and courses, Warland has been working intensively with emerging writers and authors for the past 35 years.

Space is limited! To register, call the library at 604.886.2130.