Wholehearted creative writing workshops in Toronto

Creative Writing Workshops in Toronto

Keep Your Pen Moving: A creative writing workshop for anyone who wants bulgy hand muscles

This lively writing class is ideal for beginner writers, seasoned writers, stuck writers, writers-in-waiting, writers with day jobs, writers who don’t call themselves writers just yet, and anyone who wants a regular date with their creative hearts. We’ll write quickly and slowly, seriously and playfully, letters, poems, tributes, rants, memories, tiny stories and passionate diatribes. Come to dip your toes into the beautiful world of your own words. The course includes tea, snacks, loads of encouragement, and just a little bit of homework.

6 Tuesday evenings, 7-9:45pm
July 18 – August 22
At the Firefly Studio with Ailsa
Cost: $375

6 Wednesday afternoons, 2-4:45pm
July 12 – August 16
At the Firefly Studio with Britt
Cost: $375

The Life Stories Workshop: A memoir writing class for people with stories in their hearts

Come escape the grind for weekly sessions of soul-nourishing writing with a small group of like-minded folks. In this class, participants will delve into their own life stories with the help of our memoir writing workbooks, distributed in class and packed with creative inspiration including a theme to write about, a handful of creative exercises and a writing tip. Participants will write at home and then gather and share their pieces with supportive feedback, laughter and yummy snacks. Beginner and seasoned students very welcome.

6 Tuesday evenings, 7pm – 9:45pm
June 27 – August 1
In The Junction with Danette
Cost: $375 plus $25 materials fee

Spoken Word: A workshop all about the exhilarating act of performing our words.


In this dynamic, interactive workshop, you’ll be invited to move your words from the page to the air as you explore how to speak them out loud. We’ll start with an introduction to spoken word poetry, and then explore the tools to help you step up and perform. There will be short, fun writing exercises and performance-based activities to help you open up and step towards sharing your stories in front of others. The focus of this workshop is on helping participants find their voices and their performance styles within the wide, dizzying spectrum of what’s possible.

4 Thursday evenings, 7 – 9:45pm, bi-weekly
July 6 – August 17
At the Firefly Studio near Danforth/Woodbine with Jenna
Cost: $250

Deeper Waters: A workshop for folks who are ready to take a breath and dive deep.


This 12-week application-only workshop is designed for people who are mid way through a project and longing for deep support and accountability. We’ll write in class and out of class, experimenting with different approaches to building our writing lives and strengthening our connection to our stories. We’ll explore who we are as writers and what it means to step more boldly into our creative lives. As ever, writerly gifts, small group feedback, and delicious home-baked goodies will be a-plenty. This is only open to six dedicated writers.

Application deadline is May 31.

9 Wednesday evenings, 6:45-9:45pm
June 28 – Sept 13 (no class July 19, Aug 2 & 16)
At the Firefly studio with Chris
Cost: $550

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