FRIENDS OF GRASSLANDS

Word/Walk/Write with Steven Ross Smith

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Are you a writer of any level of experience? Would you like to develop your skills with an experienced and skilled writer and teacher? Join Steven Ross Smith on Saturday, September 12 for WORD-WALK-WORKSHOP, a registered one day walk/write workshop, 10:00am to 4:00pm, walk location tba. Fee: $65 includes lunch (all proceeds to the work of Prairie Wind & Silver Sage). The workshop is open to writers of all genres and levels of experience.

WORD-WALK-WORKSHOP is a discovery and exploration of writing skills, found in and through the unique landscape of Grasslands National Park. Steven Ross Smith will lead a guided 60 to 90 minute silent, meditative, morning walk in the park: to sense the surroundings, absorb the ambient and specific qualities of the grasslands, and take written notes, with a short blindfolded pause, mid-way—an “othersensory” experience. Following the walk, participants will engage in an afternoon writing workshop in Val Marie to expand, shape, and share individual pieces based on the walk’s notes and experiences. For more information or to register, phone 306-298-7782 or email prairiewind.residency@gmail.com

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Steven Ross Smith is also available for ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS WITH WRITERS. September 3, 4, 5 7, 8, 9; afternoon and evening time slots may be available. Fee: Free of charge. One hour, in-person, open to writers of all genres and levels of experience. Individual critiques or information sessions. Information on material to be submitted in advance will be provided on acceptance. For more information or to pre-book, contact 306-298-7782 or prairiewind.residency@gmail.com

To find about more about Steven’s availability for WRITING WORKSHOPS WITH STUDENTS, contact 306-298-7782 or prairiewind.residency@gmail.com

Steven Ross Smith from Banff, Alberta is an award-winning Canadian poet, sound poet, fiction writer, teacher, arts journalist and arts activist. He has published over a dozen books and his work has appeared in countless periodicals, special editions, booklets, chapbooks and pamphlets as well as on CD, in Canada and Europe. He has extensive experience leading programs, workshops and residencies and has been a long time contributor to Saskatchewan’s writing community.