Teaching and Workshops
Marilyn Bowering has taught fiction and poetry workshops in a University setting for several decades. Currently she is on faculty at Vancouver Island University in the Creative Writing and Journalism Department. She is a frequent panel guest, literary jury member, speaker and lecturer, workshop facilitator, editor and publisher’s reader and has been on the boards of a number of magazines and publishing companies. In 2008 she was a Fulbright Scholar at New York University.
Marilyn has also held a variety of writer-in-residence positions, some of which were at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Mary’s University (Halifax), Douglas College, the Tattenhall Arts Centre (U.K.) and several times for the Banff Centre; she was an early member of Writers-in-Electronic-Residence. She has given workshops for, amongst others, Arizona State University, Lewis and Clark College (Portland, Oregon), Sage Hill (Saskatchewan), Selkirk College, the Kootenay School of Writing, Fishtrap (Oregon), and the Nova Scotia Writers’ Federation.
Marilyn Bowering has spoken and given readings in Auckland, Burnaby, Cambridge, Canberra, Castlegar, Charlottetown, Christ Church (NZ), Chester (Eng.), Denman Island, Edinburgh, Dunedin, Edmonton, Estevan, Fredericton, Galiano, Gabriola, Gisborne, Glasgow, Haida Gwaii, Hamilton, Hornby Island, Hay-on-Wye, Kamloops, Kingston, London (Eng), Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Mojacar, Montreal, Mosgiel, Nanaimo, Nelson, New York City, Oregon City, Ottawa, Paros, Peterborough, Portland, Prince George, Regina, Richmond, Rossland, Saltspring, San Francisco, Saskatoon, Seattle, Sechelt, Shawnigan Lake, Sidney, St. John’s, Sydney (Aust), Toronto, Vancouver, Vernon, Victoria, Waterloo, Wellington,Whitehorse, Winnipeg, Wolfville….as far as she can remember…..
Recent Workshop or Lecture Titles include:
Using the Techniques of Poetry in Writing Fiction
Writing from the Cultural Nexus
Borders: The World Between
Creativity in a Time of Chaos
Walker Between Worlds: an Introduction to the Fairy Thread
in the Poetic Process
Please contact Marilyn Bowering directly through this website if you are interested in a workshop, reading or lecture.