What projects and work can you expect from 2019 - 2021?
The Poet Laureate acts as a literary ambassador at home and across the country. I will be performing all over, so follow along to keep up on dates and events, including readings to Council and important events (that's @anothernisha everywhere).
Mentorship is a deep-learning opportunity that can catalyze a career. I will mentor 4 individuals in 5-month sessions starting in August 2019. These individuals will work to learn craft and writing, performance, artist management, curation, networking and relationship-building. Sessions:
August 2019 - January 2020
January 2020 - June 2020
July 2020 - December 2020
January 2021 - July 2021
Please apply here for the August - January session by August 2nd, 2019.
Workshops will be hosted every quarter in a variety of subject areas. Writing workshops: craft, performance, & genre-writing such as micropoety and ekphrastic poetry, and business focuses such as working as a poet, writing grants and literary funding, contracts and curating events, travel and touring.
Poetry Intensive (Fall/Winter)
A curated 7-day online and in-person workshop series meant for generative writing through precise lesson plans, guest lectures and workshops with poets, culminating in a local showcase.
Poetry in the City: Interview Series (Ongoing)
An interview series available online featuring poets in and around Edmonton. The series attempts to dig into our roots and and nail down the story of poetry in our city.