Elixir of Life: Free Verse Poetry

Sep 5, 2023



Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


While in residence at Western Front, Tawhida Tanya Evanson facilitated Elixir of Life: Free Verse Poetry, a writing workshop for fifteen participants.

On the workshop, Evanson writes:

The human being is both stream and tsunami, yet we have difficulty flowing around obstacles. Engage with a free verse poetry that taps into the conscious and subconscious using a basic unifying substance as our guide: water. We will use text, videopoetry and tonal sound therapy to contemplate, meditate, write, edit, experiment, question, share, give and receive feedback, co-create safe space and predict the future of humankind.

Workshop registration included a complementary one-year subscription to The Capilano Review. 

Presented in partnership with The Capilano Review as part of their annual writers-in-residence program. 

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