Writers' Block

Techniques for Developing a Daily Poetry Writing Practice

Facilitated by Alyssa Cooper

Date: Monday April 30

Registration now closed . Drop-ins are welcome for this workshop!




Calvin Park library
88 Wright Crescent,
Kingston, ON K7L 4T9

***This workshop is eligible for a Reach Ahead Activity in the Arts & Culture Specialist High Skills Major Program***

Workshop Description

This workshop will explore different techniques that can be used to establish a daily writing practice, allowing writers of all experience levels to write without waiting for inspiration. Broken into four sections, the workshop will include short lessons on each technique, as well as writing time after each lesson and an opportunity to share your writing with the group, receiving feedback and constructive criticism from your peers. Attendees will leave the workshop with new techniques to use in their own daily practice, and with four new written pieces that they can then develop into finished poems.

Requirements/What to bring


Alyssa Cooper

Last year's Juvenis Festival Award Winner for "Outstanding Lead Performer", Alyssa Cooper is a Canadian author and poet currently living in Kingston, Ontario. First published in 2008, she is the author of three novels, a short story collection, and two poetry collections, as well as having her work included in various local and international publications. An active spoken word performer, she currently holds an executive position in the Kingston Poetry Collective and the Queen's Poetry Slam planning committee.