“We call upon the author to explain”: a poetry workshop series


Course Description

Rampant discrimination
Mass poverty, third world debt
Infectious disease, global inequality
And deepening socio-economic divisions
Well, it does in your brain
We call upon the author to explain

-Nick Cave, We Call Upon the Author to Explain

Can we write poetry to make sense of the chaos of the world? How can we address, explore, explain the questions of the age?  Can we shape our writing to find coherence? Can we find communion with each other through expression?

Come prepared to write.

Please note that this course has a maximum enrollment of 16 students and that TMI does not allow participants to audit courses for free.

Course Details

Location: Atwater

First Session: Tuesday, March 12th, 2024

Course Length: 6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Instructor: Rachel McCrum 

Degree Credit: 1.5 credits

Course Fee: 

$140.00 (writing course tuition)

Administrative Fee:



$165.00 (writing course fees)

Students pursuing studies for credit are encouraged to consult with their advisers as they register for courses.

Course leaders, and students wishing to use credit vouchers, should call (514) 935-9585 to pay by phone or to schedule an appointment to pay in person.


Fill the following form to register

Questions? Stuck? Give us a call at (514) 935-9585
or email us at info@thomasmore.qc.ca