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The Joy of Poetry: Discussion Group   *Accepting new members 

Poetry is inspirational, intuitive, and mystical: a concise distillation of an idea. The Joy of Poetry Group welcomes all who have enjoyed or have yet to enjoy the written and the spoken word we know as a poem. 

This group invites you to engage in the form and content of selected poetry and to share with your peers the poets who have moved something within you. We discuss poets from all periods, ancient to the most modern. We focus on meaning, language, images, sounds and all that which makes poetry the delightful, enriching experience it is. We meet once a month on the second Thursday from 1-3 pm by Zoom. This year for those who are zoomed-out a hybrid group of enthusiasts will meet in a private home and connect with their peers on Zoom.

Contact either Melvin Pasternak  or Barbara Grant  if you are interested in joining our group or might like to drop in for one of our special presentations.

With poetic joy and welcome,

Melvin and Barbara

 When: 2nd Thursday of month
 Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 Dates: Sep 7, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14, 2023
 Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9, Jun 13, 2024
 Where: Continuing Online via Zoom
 Min/Max: 6/10
 Co-Facilitators: Barbara Grant

Barbara is a founding member of CALL. She taught High School English and Adult Education

before teaching in the Faculty of Education at U of C. Barbara is a closet poet. She is presently

coordinating Calgary Spiritual Companions. She divides her time between Calgary and Victoria.

Melvin Pasternak

Melvin taught poetry at Mount Royal University and has written poetry since he was 18. He

holds a Ph.D. in English. In CALL, he has facilitated CALL to the Cinema for the past several

years and has served on the CALL.Board.

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** You must be a member of CALL to register

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