Poetry Workshops by Poet Laureate Anna Yin @EAWLC

Thanks to the League of Canadian Poets for funding, our old friend, Mississauga’s inaugural poet laureate Anna Yin, will facilitate two poetry workshops again at the East and West Learning Connections, co-hosted by SureWay Press.

Saturday March 6, 2021 at 3-5 P.M. Eastern Time

Haiku Workshop with Anna Yin

A haiku is a brief poem that uses concrete images to reflect natural events and human experiences, using a two-part juxtaposition as well as simple and objective language to capture a moment of wonder or wholeness and presents the existence as it is.

Anna Yin has hosted haiku workshops in Canada and USA since 2013. She uses word games, photos/haiku match games to discuss what haiku are and how to write haiku.


Saturday March 20, 2021 at 3-5 P.M. Eastern Time

Poetry Alife Writing/Editing with Anna Yin

Anna Yin has hosted more than 60 poetry alive workshops in Canada and USA since 2013. In this workshop Anna will use fresh writing exercises and discuss how to edit poems. She will use her own poems or those of participants to discuss possibility to improve and explore more skills.  Let’s experience the beauty of poems!

Please click this link to check out Anna’s poems to be discussed in the workshop before coming to the session:


If you would like to have your poem to be shared and discussed/edited, please prepare one short poem.

We will break out into small groups to practice editing skills. 

Check Anna’s poetry alive workshops: http://www.annapoetry.com/poetry-alive-event-2/


Facilitator Biography

Anna Yin is Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate and has authored five poetry collections. She won several poetry awards and her poems/translations have appeared at ARC Poetry, New York Times, China Daily, CBC Radio, World Journal etc. She teaches Poetry Alive workshops. Her next book Mirrors & Windows: a collection of translations will be published in 2021. website: annapoetry.com



Limited spots/ first come, first served!

Language: English

Cost: Free

Zoom meeting information:


Zoom meeting ID: 841-5278-0612

passcode: 123

For questions, please contact surewaypress@gmail.com

Thank you!  We look forward to practicing  writing poems with you!

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