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Ted Dyck
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Website
wordoctor.ca
Audience Age Groups
Secondary (Grades 10-12)
Adults

Ted Dyck

Ted Dyck: Was dropped into the short-grass prairie within sight of the South Saskatchewan River breaks on approx. 03.09.39. Has studied at and graduated from a number of colleges and universities: M.Ed. (U of SK 1964); M.A. (Math. Logic, U of Minn. 1973); PhD (English, U of Man. 1988). Has taught at all of the above plus Red Deer College (AB), University of Marburg (GER), Aurora College (Inuvik, NT). At times and in places, has been writer (5 books of poetry, some 100 periodical pieces, 3 edited anthologies, 1 collection of non-fiction pieces, etc.); editor (GRAIN, TUSAYAKSAAT, TRANSITION); scholar; mentor; businessman; professor; pseudo-hermit; instructor; brush salesman; ranch-hand; and so on. Writes in a number of genres -- poetry, fiction, essay -- and operates a writing, editing, and work-shopping service called WorDoctor. Avoids all cliques, clubs, schools, groups, and cults that would have him. But has his other interests -- fly-fishing, cross-country skiing, snooker, Bach and Gould, the classical guitar, cognac. Recently (2007, 2008-2009) was writer-in-residence with the Festival of Words (Moose Jaw). In 2011-2012, directed a "Writing for Your Life Program" for CMHA(SK). Currently edits TRANSITION, a magazine for, by, and about persons with lived experience of mental illness. Coach for Susan Ioannou's online LESSONS IN WRITING THE POEM at http://www3.sympatico.ca/susanio/LesAbout.html Lives, writes, fishes, etc. in or near Eastend SK. [Full bio www.wordoctor.ca]


Workshops Offered

Advanced Narrative Technique
Group Size: 5-10
Ages:
Year: 0
Detailed study of the major aspect of contemporary narratology, F.I.D; also one other. e.g., character - type vs. individual, ., time, etc. Format: work from mss pre-submitted. Syllabus: provided, including selections from pre-submitted mss for particular study. Focus: adapted to needs of particular group.
Advanced Poetics
Group Size: 5-10
Ages:
Year: 0
Detailed study of one specific aspect of contemporary poetry: e.gs., metaphor; figures; lineation; etc.. Format: work from mss pre-submitted. Syllabus: provided, including selections from pre-submitted mss for particular study. Focus: adult; adapted to needs of particular group. Fee required.
Character
Group Size: 5-10
Ages:
Year: 0
How the notion of Self has changed from classical times (I speak, therefore I am), through the Renaissance (I think, therefore I am), to today (I twitter, therefore I am), and the implications for the creation of character in fiction. Format: work from mss pre-submitted. Syllabus: provided, including selections from pre-submitted mss for particular study. Focus: Adult; adapted to needs of particular group. Fee required.
Poetry Basics
Group Size: 5-10
Ages:
Year: 0
Introduction to verse, figure, and form in contemporary poetry. Format: work from mss pre-submitted. Syllabus: provided, including selections from pre-submitted mss for particular study. Focus: adult; adapted to needs of particular group. Fee required.
Prose Basics
Group Size: 5-10
Ages:
Year: 0
Introduction to elements of prose writing (fiction & non-fiction): setting, character, story/plot, narration, etc. Format: work from mss pre-submitted. Syllabus: provided, including selections from pre-submitted mss for particular study. Focus: Adult; adapted to needs of particular group. Fee required.
The Sentence & Style
Group Size: 5-10
Ages:
Year: 0
A study of the sentence: 1. structure (the logic of subject / verb / complement); 2. style(classically, low / medium / high); today, additive / subordinative / satiric / reflexive); 3. applications to first and last sentences. Format: work from mss pre-submitted. Syllabus: provided, including selections from pre-submitted mss for particular study. Focus: Adult; adapted to needs of particular group. Fee required.
Write Mad Workshop
Group Size: 5-10
Ages:
Year: 0
Celebrates the writer’s lived experience of mental illness by using it in her/his writing to generate (1) content (Kay Parley’s Inside the Mental (2016), memoir); (2) theme (Lenore Rowntree’s Cluck (2016), novel); and especially (3) illness-specific techniques (Merlin Mathews’s “First person plural” (2016), article using D.I.D. as narrative technique).
Writing the Self
Group Size: 5-10
Ages:
Year: 0
Introduction to writing as therapy: 1. the plastic, first-person self; 2. the change from first- to third-person narrator; 3. metaphors of the Self Format: syllabus-based, technically oriented, and therapeutically sensitive

Publications

Cutthroats & Other Poems

Turnstone, 2014

The Revised History of the Guitar in Turnhill

Ms, 2007

Apostrophes to Myself

Oolichan, 1987

Mossbank Canon

Turnstone, 1983

Pisscat Congs

Brick, 1982

Odpoems

Coteau, 1978

Periodicals

Transition
Category: Newspaper/Magazine/Trade Journal

Writing Groups

  • Acimoyak - We are telling stories

Genres

Fiction
  • General
Non-Fiction
  • General Non-Fiction
Poetry
  • General

Services

Academic/Research Writing
  • Essays
Business/Corporate/Government Writing
  • Grant Applications and Reports
Editing
  • Copyediting
  • Developmental/Project Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Substantive/Structural Editing
Teaching/Instruction
  • Professional Development Workshops
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