Nova Scotia poet Chad Norman

National Poetry Month

Chad Norman to give workshop for PEI Writers’ Guild

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April is National Poetry Month, and the PEI Writers’ Guild (PEIWG), in partnership with the League of Canadian Poets, is presenting a poetry workshop with Nova Scotia poet, Chad Norman.

Entitled “The Choice to See,” the all-day workshop will take place on April 13 at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown. Norman will explore and offer insights on the importance of how to see in order to eventually write a poem. He will touch on the three important choices—glimpse, gaze, and gather—that help to lead one to the page where the poem can be brought to life. This workshop will allow anyone to compose and understand how a poem is directly connected to one of the five gracious senses.

Norman, who lives beside the high-tides of the Bay of Fundy, has given talks and readings in Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, the US, and across Canada. His poems, which have been published all over the world, have been translated into Danish, Albanian, and Romanian. His latest collections are Selected & New Poems (Mosaic Press) and Waking Up On The Wrong Side Of the Sky (Grant Block Press).

Anyone who wishes to register can do so via the PEIWG website at

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