Poet Laureate offering workshop on ‘Writing Joy’ through KFPL

Poet Laureate Jason Heroux. Photo by Phillip Stafford.

April is National Poetry Month, and, in celebration, Kingston Frontenac Public Library is hosting an online Poetry Writing Workshop, Writing Joy: How to Write a Joyful Poem in Troubled Times, with Kingston Poet Laureate Jason Heroux.

“Joy has taken a backseat for most of this past year, as we’ve all navigated through one of the most troubling periods the world has ever experienced,” KFPL said in a media release. “What if joy were in the driver’s seat for 90 minutes? Where would it take us? What would we see and hear? Please join Jason Heroux for this poetry workshop focusing on writing joyful poems.”

Two workshops are being offered this month:

  • Saturday, Apr. 24 at 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Apr. 26 at 7 p.m.

The Writing Joy: How to Write a Joyful Poem in Troubled Times workshops will be the same, so interested poets are asked to register for only one.

Spaces are limited and the workshops are open to those 14 years of age and older. KFPL recommends registering in advance to secure your spot. Visit calendar.kfpl.ca to register, or reserve your space by phone at (613) 549-8888.

A Zoom link will be emailed immediately upon registration. KFPL said participants will need to download the latest version of Zoom in advance to whichever device they’ll be using during the presentation.

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