August 20-26, 2012.
KlezKanada is pleased to present an inaugural summer poetry program in the Laurentians: the “KlezKanada Poetry Retreat (Three Millennia of Poetic Subversion)”, North America’s first Jewish poetry intensive retreat. The poetry seminar will be led by Minister of Semiotic Turbulence, Canadian poet and professor Adeena Karasick, as well as Chief of the Discordant Talmudic Crisis, poet and performer Jake Marmer.
Listen to Shtetl Radio’s interview with Adeena and Jake to find out more!
Poetry’s greatest moments have often been measured by its proximity to music. And so, this year, KlezKanada – legendary festival of Jewish music and culture – is inviting poets world-wide to join the festivities at a week-long writing retreat. Two daily workshop sessions will explore the poetic tradition and anti-tradition across the three millennia of Jewish discourse, with a special focus on the avant-garde and otherwise contemporary work. Held in the beautiful mountain settings in the heart of the Canadian Laurentians.
Camp B’nai Brith, Lantier, Quebec