The Koffler presents a series of free community writing workshops in collaboration with the Writers Collective of Canada (WCC). Faciliated by award-winning author Lisa Richter, a WCC-trained facilitator who is well-versted with the Amherst Writers & Artists Method.
These online workshops provide a safe, brave, and inclusive setting for both new and experienced writers to explore their written voice. Participants will respond to visual cues and prompts inspired by The Synagogue at Babyn Yar exhibition, and will be invited to share their first-draft compositions – in prose or poetry, fiction or nonfiction – in order to receive empowering feedback from their peers. No prior writing experience is required.
Writing Workshop Themes:
June 1 – Sacred Places
June 8 – Loss & Memory
June 15 – Conflict & Resolution
June 21 – Past Tense, Future Tense
Lisa Richter is a Toronto-based poet, writer, ESL teacher, and editor. She is the author of two books of poety, Closer to Where We Began (Tightrope Books 2017), and Nautilus and Bone (Frontenac House 2020), which won the Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry, the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry in the US, the Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry, and was longlisted for the Raymond Souster Award. Her work has been nominated for a National Magazine Award, Best of the New, and is forthcoming in Best Canadian Poetry 2024. Her poetry and nonfiction have appear in numberous literary journals and anthologies. Lisa is Editor-at-Large at 128 Lit, a New York based literary journal with an international focus. She mentors emerging writers through the Sage Hill Writing Experience and the Writers Collective of Canada.