Okanagan Valley Writers Festival

Posted by Daniela Elza on Feb 09 2016

I will be doing some poetry workshops in Penticton this April at the Okanagan Valley Writers’ Festival.
The event will be from April 8 to April 10, 2016.

There will be concurrent sessions offering a range of genres, whether you’re writing poetry or prose, fiction or nonfiction, screenplays or songs.

In the main body of the festival I will be offering a poetry workshop, a poetry salon, and a workshop on publishing your poetry during the conference.
I am offering two extra workshops which are open to all genres.
These you will find in the *Extras!* section here.
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Wading into the swamp: Getting messy with writing
$35/90-120 minutes. Friday afternoon at 4:00.
In this workshop we will generate writing through prompts. We will discuss the importance of the generative process, its messiness, shapes, forms, and its discoveries. There will be time to share. Bring your curiosity, your questions and your passion.
Call 250.770.7668 to book.


Walking through walls: Having fun with rejections
$20/60 minutes. Sunday afternoon at 1:15.
In this workshop we will play with rejections. We will look at a gamut of real rejection letters, break down barriers, examine what rejections mean in our lives and on our writerly journeys. Whether you are a rejection veteran or have not received your first rejection yet, come and help tease some wisdom out of the inevitability of rejections.
Call 250.770.7668 to book.


Three one-on-one consultations.
$20/20 minutes. Sunday afternoon; only 3 sessions available.
Looking for feedback on your poetry? Send us not more than 4 poems (or up to 4 pages) of poetry, along with a note about what aspects, concerns, or questions you’d like to discuss–or just ask for general comments. We’ll pass your pages along to poet Daniela Elza; she’ll meet with you for a one-on-one consultation.
Call 250.770.7668 to book.

Check out the other presenters.
Registration page is here.

I hope to see some of you there.

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