Into the Sea: Taking Your Poetry Deeper


“What makes me feel as though I belong here, out in this world, is…what goes on in my mind when I am writing.  Then I belong here, and then all of the things that are disparate and irreconcilable can be useful.”

—Toni Morrison

This course is for people who write poems.  Whether you are a bold or a shy poet, a published or an unpublished poet, you are welcome.  This course offers you:  a supportive, positive approach to writing; exercises to stimulate mind, heart, and senses; poetry study to deepen craft; ways to find rich material; new methods of revising poems; practice with the nitty-gritty bits of how poems work; a different approach to feedback; 2 one-on-one meetings with the instructor in addition to 10 weekly classes; SURPRISES.

When:        Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Duration:    September 23rd to December 2nd (no class on November 11)

10 Classes

Where:       The Haviland Club, Charlottetown

Cost:          $265

Class Size: 7 participants maximum, pre-registration required

To register, contact Beth Janzen at or call her at 566-2929.  For more information, please visit Beth’s website at

Beth E. Janzen, MA. Beth’s poetry has appeared in journals such as The Antigonish Review, The Malahat Review, and Grain. Her chapbook entitled Night Vanishes appeared in 2004, and her book of poems, The Enchanted House, was nominated for The PEI Book Award in 2008.  She has taught creative and academic writing for 10 years with a blend of structure and spontaneity.

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