Boundaries for Emerging Writers

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Boundaries for Emerging Writers

Join Canadian writer-in-residence Leah Horlick for this online workshop for writers of all levels.

Every aspect of publishing and performance holds risks for writers. In this workshop, we’ll gently explore some of those risks together. Leah will offer suggestions for how you can prepare to take good care of yourself as a writer, and provide some strategies for developing boundaries that might be right for you.

We’ll talk about online safety, day jobs, audience Q&As, and more. This camera-optional workshop will not require group work or discussion, and will include exercises that can be completed privately afterward.

Automatic captions will be available.

If you’re interested in this topic but can’t attend, or would prefer to explore this issue on your own, you can check out Leah’s blog series (listed in reverse chronological order) on this topic, visit

Date: May 15, 2023
Time: 7 – 8pm MT
Location: Online
Cost: Free

For information or further questions email

Who can attend this workshop?

Writers of all levels are encouraged to attend, even and especially if you don’t consider yourself an at-risk writer! If you are a QT2SBIPOC* writer who would prefer to explore this topic in a focused space, Leah encourages you to join her for the workshop “Boundaries for Emerging QT2SBIPOC Writers” on May 17.

*This term is used to describe a heterogeneous group of people who are racialized and experience their sexuality and gender beyond the bounds of heteronormativity. In this context, the acronym denotes Two-Spirit writers, and/or queer and trans writers, who are Black, Indigenous, and/or identify as people of colour.

About Leah Horlick

Leah Horlick is the author of three books of poetry. Her long-awaited, most recent collection Moldovan Hotel was released by Brick Books in spring 2021. Her debut, Riot Lung (Thistledown Press, 2012), was shortlisted for both a ReLit Award and a Saskatchewan Book Award. Her second collection, For Your Own Good (Caitlin Press, 2015), was named a Stonewall Honor Title by the American Library Association in 2016. That same year, she won the Dayne Ogilvie Prize, Canada’s only award for LGBT emerging writers.

Leah is also the author of wreckoning, a chapbook produced with artist Alison Roth Cooley and JackPine Press. In 2018, her piece “You Are My Hiding Place” was named Poem of the Year by ARC Poetry Magazine and shortlisted for inclusion in the 44th Pushcart Prize. For five years, Leah and her dear friend Estlin McPhee ran REVERB, a queer and anti-oppressive reading series. After many years away, she now lives where she grew up: as a settler on Treaty Six Territory and the homelands of the Métis in Saskatoon.

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