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Welcome to the official website of Lorraine Gane, poet, writer, teacher, editor, and writing mentor


Over the last twenty-five years my aim has been to write about the place where the ordinary and the extraordinary meet. Life circumstances have aided this “deep looking,” particularly the illness and death of my fiancé, Greg (recounted in my poetry collection Even the Slightest Touch Thunders on My Skin), then with my excursions through the forests and other wild places of Salt Spring Island, where I’ve lived for many years (see The Way the Light Enters and The Blue Halo). Along with this has been my work with other writers through retreats, online courses, consultations, and manuscript editing. As with my own writing, I strive to help writers express themselves with clarity, cohesiveness, and above all truth. If my approach appeals to you, please have a look at my offerings and contact me for a free twenty-minute phone consultation.

“Gane’s poems have the ability to make the reader stop, catch his or her breath and savour the words she offers. She reminds us that beauty is the essence of poetry” —Tanya Lester, in The Prarie Fire Review of Books (see full review).


FALL COURSES

The Whole Story: A writing retreat on Salt Spring Island, Sept. 24

Gates of the Heart: Opening to Your Truest Writing Sept. 26-Dec. 16

True Stories: The Art and Practice of Writing Life Narratives Nov. 1-Dec. 9

Open Truths: Writing from Your Deepest Experience Oct. 1-31 (or agreed dates)

Writing from the Inner Garden Sept. 15-Dec. 15 (or agreed dates)

Open Poetry Online Sept. 15-Dec. 15

BIRTHING YOUR BOOK (dates by agreement)

I was able to write from a softer place with Lorraine’s gentle and intuitive approach. Her support and encouragement helped me manage some of my fears and time constraints. The course provided creative and meditative tools to generate stories that were waiting to be told. I found myself making a stronger commitment to my writing through the weekly sections and the online submissions and will definitely want to sign on with Lorraine again in coming days.                         —Anna Van Straubenzee

For more information and to sign up for my NEWSLETTER and/or POEM OF THE MONTH: info@lorrainegane.com


MY LATEST BOOKS

THE WAY THE LIGHT ENTERS, PUBLISHED BY

BLACK MOSS PRESS (2014).

THE BLUE HALO, PUBLISHED BY LEAF PRESS (2014).

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