Silverton Writes

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Silverton Writes

October 13 to 15, 2023

MFA-style Intensive Writing Workshops

The Silverton Writes Workshops brings writers to Silverton, BC for three days of intensive workshops in the craft of writing, panel discussions, and open readings October 13 to15, 2023.

There will be four three-day sections offered—

Fiction/Non-fiction, John Keeble

Creative Non-fiction, Jayme Moye

Poetry, John Lent

Finding Your Voice. Keith Liggett

Each three-day section will be limited to eight or nine participants. The program mimics the MFA workshop with each group being led by an experienced writer guiding the critiques as the group makes suggestions to the individual writer’s work as presented. Each workshop is a chance for the writer to discover the effect of their writing on others within their peer group and how to improve and create a stronger impact in a safe and structured environment.

Tuition;           $675 CAD. After September 22, 2023, tuition increases to $750 CAD.

  • Tuition includes workshops, panel discussions, readings and dinner Friday and Saturday evening. Other meals and lodging are the responsibility of the individual.

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John Keeble: Fiction, Non-Fiction

Professor Emeritus at Eastern Washington University. John Keeble started the EWU Creative Writing MFA program and built it to be on an equal level as the Montana and UC-Davis programs. He has won numerous awards for both his fiction and his non-fiction.

Jayme Moye: Creative Non-Fiction

Jamye Moye is a leading adventure writer, winning awards from such diverse groups as the National Geographic and the Banff Mountain Center for her work. Her pieces bring a depth of understanding and personal involvement that is rare in the field of outdoor writing.

Keith Liggett Finding Your Voice

Keith Liggett is a long established outdoor sports journalist. His ski pieces have appeared in over 100 newspapers and all the major skiing magazines. He has published two collections of poetry and Island Lake Lodge: the cookbook (Whitecap, 2010) won a Gourmand Award. Keith is the former President of the Federation of BC Writers. His workshop explores the use of genres—poetry, fiction, non-fiction—to develop a unique voice and manner of presentation. Both emerging and established writers will find the workshop valuable.

John Lent: Poetry and Songwriting

John Lent has published ten books—six of poetry, three novels and a conversation on writing with Robert Kroetsch. He has produced and recorded three CDs and worked as a background singer and musician for a host of noted performers. John has performed across Canada. For over thirty years he taught at UCB-Okanogan and for the last five was Dean.

In approaching the craft, John is meticulous and emotional with an eye for the nuances of the words and tones.


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