Humber Masterclasses

On Seeing in Poetry

Kate Cayley

Humber Masterclasses

On Seeing in Poetry

Kate Cayley

4:00pm

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Main Loft

90 mins

Learn how to craft compelling stories and bring captivating characters to life through hands-on lessons from acclaimed authors and industry experts.

On Seeing: What Observation Means to Poetry

In “On Seeing,” we will look at close observation in poetry and how it relates to emotional expression. Participants will look at the contrast between an observational tone (Elizabeth Bishop would be an example) and more confessional poetry (such as Anne Sexton or Sylvia Plath, among many others).

This 90-minute creative writing masterclass, led by Kate Cayley, will look at how deep observation, deep seeing, can be a form of recognition of the world rather than self-erasure. How do we describe what we see, rather than just describing ourselves? This question will be approached through writing exercises and lively discussion of what a poem does and how it does it. All writing levels welcome.

Presented by TIFA in partnership with the Humber School for Writers.

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Workshop

How to attend

Learn how to craft compelling stories and bring captivating characters to life through hands-on lessons from acclaimed authors and industry experts.

On Seeing: What Observation Means to Poetry

In “On Seeing,” we will look at close observation in poetry and how it relates to emotional expression. Participants will look at the contrast between an observational tone (Elizabeth Bishop would be an example) and more confessional poetry (such as Anne Sexton or Sylvia Plath, among many others).

This 90-minute creative writing masterclass, led by Kate Cayley, will look at how deep observation, deep seeing, can be a form of recognition of the world rather than self-erasure. How do we describe what we see, rather than just describing ourselves? This question will be approached through writing exercises and lively discussion of what a poem does and how it does it. All writing levels welcome.

Presented by TIFA in partnership with the Humber School for Writers.

Humber School for Writers Logo

Workshop

Featured Authors

Kate Cayley has published three collections of poetry and three works of fiction, and her plays have been produced in Canada, the US and the UK. She has received the Trillium Book Award, the Mitchell Prize for Poetry, and an O. Henry Prize, and been a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Fiction. She lives in Toronto with her wife and their three children.

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4:00pm

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Main Loft

90 mins

How to attend

$49

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