Ian Williams

Ian Williams

Ian Williams is the author of three books, including Personals, shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. His first novel, Reproduction, is forthcoming from Random House. He teaches poetry in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia.

Listen, Describe, Produce, Collide: New Generative Approaches to the Poetry Workshop

Market Tent B

“Old Faithful,” a.k.a. the traditional workshop model, is the foundation for our creative writing pedagogy, but has it evolved to meet the needs of all participants? The four poet-teachers on this panel will share and demonstrate alternatives to the traditional workshop. Sarah Yi-Mei Tsang introduces new modes of listening; Sheryda Warrener emphasizes poetic attention; Ian […]

Community Building / Le renforcement des collectivités Pedagogy / La pédagogie
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How Much? Issues in Researching and Funding

Market Tent B

Adam Dickinson, Timothy Taylor, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Ian Williams and you discuss research into science, art, the paranormal, and the institutions that make our books possible. We explore what research looks like among writers, how much research is necessary, and the institutional forces (and corresponding access issues) that determine what and who gets funded. What […]

Business of Writing / Le volet commercial de l’écriture Craft of Writing / L’art de l’écriture
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Revision or Re-envision? Rewriting Pedagogy

Loft 2, Harbourfront Centre Main Building

This diverse panel explores techniques to help writers rethink revision, and to help instructors teach students to revise. We’ll focus on genre specific strategies for fiction, poetry, and young adult, as well as core principles of revision that can be applied to any genre. From refining one’s work based on workshop feedback to designing exercises […]

Pedagogy / La pédagogie
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