Eavesdrop and Freefall: Life Writing Tools in Prose or Poetry, with Dianne Morrow, PEI Writer in Residence

Writers' Centre Event

Sun, 15/04/2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

admin@tasmanianwriters.org or phone 6224 0029

Whether in poetry or prose, my first love is life writing. All of us, no matter where we are in our writing practice, have times when our poetry or prose seems flat, and inspiration has evaporated. Using tools including freefalls, mind maps, eavesdropping, photos and dialogues, we'll demonstrate how these techniques translate into other forms of writing of your choice: memoir, poetry, fiction, non-fiction and plays.

Sunday April 15, LAUNCESTON, 10am-4pm

Saturday April 21, HOBART, 10am-4pm

$77 for Writers' Centre members, $117 for non-members.

Bookings: email admin@tasmanianwriters.org or phone 6224 0029, Monday to Thursday.

Dianne Hicks Morrow is an award-winning writer of poetry, non-fiction and memoir. She received the Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts on Prince Edward Island in 2008 and is a highly regarded educator. She has most recently been Director of the L.M. Montgomery Institute at the University of Prince Edward Island. Her books include the non-fiction volume of 27 interviews, Kindred Spirits: Relationships that Spark the Soul; a poetry collection, Long Reach Home; and a long record of poetry publication in anthologies and journals. Her latest poetry collection, released in 2011, is titled What Really Happened Is This: A Poetry Memoir. Dianne also has a strong record working in adult education, the women's movement, and literacy.

Excerpt from the poem series Trout Quintet, by Dianne Hicks Morrow:

At the steep-banked bend, best pool of all,
I look down for trout, when
from naked hardwoods,
rise hundreds more blackbirds.
Red-wings swarm me,
obliterate the benign blue sky.

My fearful heart pounds me
into that Hitchcock film.