We’re pleased to announce the next Thursdays Revised editing workshop for members of Thursdays Writing Collective will take place Saturday, May 12, 2.30 to 4.30 in the Carnegie classroom. Thursdays Editing Collective Editors Joan Flood and Kevin Spenst will look at the particulars of polishing writing to publishable quality through brief lessons in a collaborative workshopping environment.
Participants will hand in their stories, poems or other creative works before workshop during Thursdays Writing Collective class (Thursdays 2-4pm) to ensure that Joan Flood and Kevin Spenst will have time to edit and provide written feedback on the pieces. The work will also be photocopied to allow all the participants to read the piece during the workshop.
Joan Flood was born in Ireland and lived briefly in France and England before settling in Canada. Her working life includes stints as a gas jockey, an art teacher, a short order cook, administrator, dance company manager, and storytelling festival producer. She is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University, under the guidance of Wayde Compton and the Creative Non-fiction Group, though these days she prefers to write fiction. Her writing has appeared in anthologies in Canada, the US and Australia.
Kevin Spenst’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Prairie Fire, Contemporary Verse 2, Rhubarb Magazine, Capilano Review, Dandelion, Filling Station, Poetry is Dead, The Maynard, The Enpipe Line, V6A and Ditch Poetry. At the beginning of 2011, his manuscript, The Gang’s All Down by the Abecedarium, was shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Near the end of 2011, he won the Lush Triumphant Award for Poetry for a suite of poems from another manuscript, Ignite.