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D.S. Martin is available to teach Poetry Workshops.

He presents and leads workshops in school, library and conference settings across Ontario, North America, and beyond.  He has contributed to conferences from Toronto to Texas, including several times at the Festival of Faith & Writing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has also taught an Ekphrastic Poetry course for Gordon College in Orvieto, Italy (2019). He is available to come to conferences anywhere.

He presents his poetry about C.S. Lewis — featuring his book Conspiracy of Light: Poems Inspired by the Legacy of C.S. Lewis — such as at the 2018 C.S. Lewis & Friends Colloquium at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.

He is available to be a guest poet in high schools, including through the Poets in the Schools program from The League of Canadian Poets. He has contributed several times to The Written Word Festival, a unique biannual literary event for the students of the District School Board of Niagara.

D.S. Martin was an invaluable addition to our class during our poetry unit. He took the time to read his published works to the class, and in doing so breathed life and context into poetry for the students. He conversationally asked, questioned, and allowed students to ask their own questions about his poems, his inspiration and his life as a poet. Most significantly, he left the students thinking about what it means to find and pursue God’s calling for them.                                                                        — Arienne Apers (Hamilton District Christian High School)

For more information please contact Don directly.

Besides his role as Poet-in-Residence at McMaster Divinity College, he has presented at Redeemer University, Tyndale University, York University, Emmanuel Bible College, Trinity College (University of Toronto) and at various venues in and around the GTA.

Photo: Carleton Wilson, David Kent, D.S. Martin, and Richard Greene (left to right) at a reading sponsored by The St. Thomas Poetry Series 14 Nov 2012.