Events & Workshops

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Start: April 18, 2024 - 7:00 pm
To: 8:00 pm (SK Time)
Frances Morrison Central Library, 311-23rd Street East, Saskatoon, Sk. S7K 0J6 (Lower Level)
Debbie Sunchild-Petersen - Indigenous Program Coordinator
Start: April 18, 2024 - 7:00 pm
To: 8:00 pm (SK Time)

Write it New: Using Found Poetry to Find Your Poem


The SWG is partnered with the Saskatoon Public Library and presents an in-person creative workshop with Elena Bentley! Elena says ‘Get out your Sharpies and Scissors!’ In this generative and interactive poetry workshop, you’ll blackout, cut up, rearrange, and reconfigure existing written works to create new poems. You’ll deepen your understanding of the uses, freedoms, limitations, and (often) polarizing effects of found poetry. You’ll also consider whether found poetry is a mode of conversation, a means of inspiration, a subversive act, all or none of the above, or something else entirely. All participants will have the opportunity to share work composed in the workshop. Both emerging and established poets are welcome!

This event is free and open to the public.

Please note there is limited seating; first come, first serve



Elena Bentley (MA English, University of Toronto) is a multi-genre writer and proud Métis aunty. Her poetry chapbook, taliped, was a finalist for the 2022 Vallum Chapbook Award and was recently published by 845 Press. Her poems can be found in various literary journals, including Arc Poetry, Room, The Malahat Review, and PRISM international. She is the interim editor for Grain Magazine.











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