What a Poem Can Be and Do with Alex Leslie and Sheryda Warrener

Come spend the day with two highly acclaimed poets – Alex Leslie (author of The Things I Heard About You) and Sheryda Warrener (author of Floating is Everything) – whose work is actively pushing the boundaries of modern poetry. They will read from their latest books and help teachers gain insights into new and evolving poetic forms, many of which are hybrids of printed words, images, spoken texts, digital texts, and more. In the workshops you’ll have opportunities to explore some of these poetic forms in depth and to create your own through writing activities. You’ll come away with a new sense of what a poem can be and do, and with new ideas to to use in the classroom.


North Surrey Learning Centre 9260 140th Street (across from DEC)

9:30 AM TO 3:00 PM

Coffee & muffins, intro and authors readings, workshops and a catered lunch.

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