Jun 062017

The legendary Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is launching an Emerging Writers Intensive program this coming October, and I’ve hired on to teach the CNF side of things. It’s a one-week gig, October 2 – 9, and if you want to sign up, you have until July 5 to do so.

On the personal side, I have been to this place before. Once especially. I was maybe 10 or 11, on a family trip, car camping. We had just been to Jasper, where my rambunctious brothers and I chased bear cubs in the woods (now I perceive how eminently stupid this was). We drove into the Banff Centre and walked around and I was bored until my mother led us into a ballet rehearsal studio. I had never seen anything like it in my life (I was raised on a farm). An instructor was teaching young male dancers how to lift young female dancers (you know, just older than me, fairy-tale beings, I could almost see their gossamer wings). The memory still electrifies my imagination (where, yes, I remain twelve forever).

Now that I think of it, I feel a memoir coming on — “My Life in Ballet.”


Here’s a link to the Emerging Writers Intensive page. And here’s a link to the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

And here is the faculty:

  2 Responses to “Out & Back | DG Heading To Banff This Fall To Teach CNF”

  1. Does this mean we can get together for coffee or a drink while you’re in the “neighbourhood”?

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