LAMP LIT welcomes writers of all levels of experience who are looking for some time to devote to their work. Participating writers will learn to develop their skills and hone their craft, engage in meaningful discussions with their peers while having time to devote to their writing. Jay MillAr will moderate daily workshops and will meet one-on-one with participants to discuss their work. Writers will also have the opportunity to participate in community readings. Writers attending LAMP LIT should come prepared to be inspired and challenged, reinvigorated and committed to their writing practice.
Sue Goyette has published three collections of poetry and a novel, Lures. She has won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the CBC Literary Prize for Poetry, the Earle Birney Prize, the Bliss Carman Award and has been shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia where she teaches creative writing and works part-time at the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia. Sue is well known to LAMP followers due to her participation in LAMP's 2016 Composition Academy.
Jay MillAr is the author of several books, the most recent of which are the small blue, esp: accumulation sonnets, Other Poems and Timely Irreverence. He is also the author of several privately published editions, including Lack Lyrics, which tied to win the 2008 bpNichol Chapbook Award. Jay is the publisher at BookThug (a publishing house dedicated to contemporary work by well-known and emerging North American writers) and Apollinaire's Bookshoppe (a virtual bookstore that specializes in the books that no one wants to buy). He lives in Toronto.