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Academic Writing Retreat 2017: Poetry Writing for Social Change

Sunday, June 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am - Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


We are pleased to inform you that the next Brock Faculty of Education Writing Retreat will be held June 11-15, 2017 at Crieff Hills 

Drawing from the theory that “imagination is the energy through which consciousness and the material world are integrated” (Hayes, Sameshima, & Watson, 2014, p. 423), this participatory 90-minute workshop will introduce participants to ways poetic inquirers have opened transdisciplinary pathways for building communities and social change. The first part of the session will introduce the history of poetic inquiry, and this will be followed by an opportunity for participants to experiment with language, imagination, and theories of being in the world. Through contemplation, conversation, writing, and sharing poetry, Dr. Sameshima and Dr. Wiebe hope to explore imagination as the energy (and action) of social generation.

Dr. Pauline Sameshima is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Arts Integrated Studies at Lakehead University. She was the co-editor of Poetic Inquiry: Vibrant Voices in the Social Sciences (2009) and journal guest co-editor of Educational Insights (2009) on poetic inquiry. She was the principal co-director of the 2015 International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry and is a co-editor of Poetic Inquiry: Enchantments of Place (2017, planned publication). She maintains the poetic inquiry website at poeticinquiry.ca.

Dr. Sean Wiebe lives in Charlottetown and is an associate professor of education at the University of Prince Edward Island. Since the inception of the International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry, he has been an integral part of the poetic inquiry community. He is the co-editor of Resonance: Poetic Inquiries of Reflection and Renewal (2017, in press), and was the co-editor of “Poetic Inquiry in/for/as,” a special issue of in education, 2014. He is the principal investigator for an eight-year funded project on the digital economy and new literacies.

Food, Accommodation, & Facilitation Fees: $628.00/person

Please confirm by March 3. To register please email Snezana Ratkovićat snezana.ratkovic@brocku.ca.


Sunday, June 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am
Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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