For the Love of Poetry

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Bi-weekly;  Week One;  Wednesday;  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Two Terms; Online via Zoom 

This workshop focuses on the power and wonder of poetry, with emphasis given to the reading out loud of a poet’s work. We will be looking specifically at poets and poems from 1900 to today. Participants will each select a poet to discuss – famous or obscure — and begin with a short summary of the poet’s life and work, followed by a reading of a few poems and a general discussion of the poems. A list of poets is provided, but participants are free to choose a favorite poet not on the list. There will be two separate presentations in each workshop.


Martin Jones ( has been an Academy member since 2016 and previously co-facilitated workshops in history and philosophy; he also leads workshops on different aspects of literature outside the Academy. He has loved poetry since high school and continues to marvel at the magic that words can create.

Sheilagh Hickie ( joined the Academy 25 years ago and served on the Board as a committee member and President. She enjoyed facilitating many different workshops over the years, most on literature. She is pleased to be co-facilitating the poetry workshop with Martin.

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