Events & Workshops

Event Type

Start: May 18, 2021 - 7:00 pm
To: 8:15 pm (SK Time)
Online via Zoom
Cat Abenstein - Program Coordinator
Start: May 18, 2021 - 7:00 pm
To: 8:15 pm (SK Time)

Tuning into the Poem: An Editing Webinar with Sarah Ens

Please note all times listed are Saskatchewan time.

This webinar will be recorded and shared to the SWG's YouTube channel after the event.

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Tuning into the Poem

Whether self-editing or collaborating with an editor, poetry editing is a practice in listening, focusing on how subtle shifts in syntax, line breaks, and image can change the meaning of a piece. Poet-editor Matthew Hollis suggests that successful poetry editing also involves listening to the author “tuning into their poems.” In this workshop, we’ll discuss expectations within a typical editorial relationship, the different levels of feedback available, and tips for self-editing, demystifying the poetry editing process and setting the soundstage for effective, generative listening.


Sarah Ens is a writer and editor based in Treaty 1 territory (Winnipeg, MB). She has won The New Quarterly’s Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest and Room Magazine’s Short Forms Contest. In Spring 2020, she launched her debut collection of poetry, The World Is Mostly Sky, with Turnstone Press. Sarah holds an MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan and works as a freelance editor on a variety of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry projects.

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