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Writing Through Grief with Jacob Scheier

Peer-facilitator with Bereaved Families of Ontario and Governor-General-Award-winning poet Jacob Scheier will be offering a workshop on writing poetry that explores grief and loss. The workshop, which will run for 8 weeks starting on January 22 and ending on March 12, will help participants channel their feelings in “an evocative and poetic way.”

“Jacob creates a class atmosphere that is safe, supportive, and truly creative, and this has given all of us the freedom to write very moving and powerful pieces around the subjects of grief and loss.” – Dianne Moore, Learner, former student.

Participants are encouraged to write about grief in whatever manner they have experienced it, and the workshop is not limited to the death of a loved one. Breakups, injury, and other events can also be explored throughout the duration of the course.

Jacob Scheier has been widely published in literary magazines in both Canada and the United States. His two poetry collections, More to Keep us Warm, and Letter from Brooklyn have both been published by ECW Press.

For more information about Jacob Scheier or the workshop, you can visit his website at:

When: Thursdays 6:-9 pm, January 22-March 12, 2015.

Where: 373 Front Street West (Just east of Spadina).

Cost: $250.00.

To register: contact Jacob at

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