The first annual Poetry [for all] Workshop at Vertigo Gallery went really well.  Looking forward to running this workshop again in the spring of 2020!  For now, take a peek at some of the pics, images and participant comments from the 2019 poetry workshop below ....

“Michelle doesn’t just tell us ‘this is what a poem is’ – she shows us and is open to whatever we want to write.  This is not your Grade 10 - English Literature class, where you discuss Keats & Wordsworth.  This is a cathartic meeting of people who are interested in and love poetry in an open, inviting and creative environment.  Highly recommended!”

~ Kristin Froneman, Writer & Journalist

Workshop Participants from left to right: Marlene Zinz, Carmen Banman, Akira Hanson, Chris Thorpe.    Workshop Participant & Photo Credit: Kristin Froneman

Workshop Participants from left to right: Marlene Zinz, Carmen Banman, Akira Hanson, Chris Thorpe.

Workshop Participant & Photo Credit: Kristin Froneman

Carmen Banman’s watercolour and ink painting of poet and workshop facilitator Michelle Doege.

Carmen Banman’s watercolour and ink painting of poet and workshop facilitator Michelle Doege.

 

“This was such an incredible group, and Michelle, a fantastic facilitator – so encouraging and engaging with lots of helpful information and examples.”

“Excellent examples of poetry and poetic forms.”

“Learning” 

“Laughter”

“Voice and the freedom to express in an open and supportive environment!”

“Michelle, herself an inspired writer, encouraged our creative voices in a relaxed and warm atmosphere of learning and respect. I looked forward to every one of our six Saturday meetings, enjoying camaraderie with other writers as we read and shared poems under Michelle’s attentive guidance. The workshop, designed for practiced and less experienced writers alike, was indeed “poetry for all.” I feel newly inspired in my own writing and am eager for Michelle’s next workshop!”

~ Chris Thorpe, author of Survival Strategies

 
Photo Credit: Kristin Froneman

Photo Credit: Kristin Froneman