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Postponed- Challenge Your Creative Writing, with Emma Května

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm America/Halifax

Join this group coaching workshop where we’ll talk about the ‘rules’ of writing and things we’ve learnt, heard or seen in our writing life that we now have ingrained into us. These are things that may lead us to believe we have to write a certain way, or feel we’re supposed to write about particular subjects, but really we know deep down it just doesn’t feel right! We’ll be identifying the edges of the box that we’re in with our art, the invisible boundaries that we believe we can’t cross. We’ll be examining these cross-section points and boundary lines, asking ourselves why is that boundary there? Does it serve my writing? Is it actually helpful in giving me guidance/structure or is in inhibiting me? And we’ll discuss alternative ways to write and how to bend or break the rules of writing. As Pablo Picasso supposedly once said: “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

For more information, and to register (as space is limited), please call the Pictou Library at (902) 485-5021.

About the instructor:

Emma Května is a Canadian writer and poet with Czech roots, currently living in Nova Scotia on the traditional unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq Nation. Her work has appeared in Filling Station and is forthcoming in Planisphere Quarterly and the anthology “Framework of the Human Body” by Bell Press. In 2019, her short fiction was shortlisted in a UK writing contest. Emma is also a musician, artist, and proud Sagittarius.



September 27
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm America/Halifax


Pictou Library, 40 Water Street, Pictou, NS