Wholehearted creative writing workshops in Toronto

Creative Writing Workshops in Toronto

Rising Tides: An intensive creative writing experience for folks who want to put their heads down and write like the wind.

Do you have a project that you’re longing to lavish with attention?

Do you dream of writing with intention and community?

This class is designed for writers who want a pack of allies to work with towards a deadline. Maybe you’re halfway through a manuscript and can’t seem to get back to the keyboard. Maybe it’s finally time to start the big project that you’ve been dreaming of for years. Or maybe you’re almost at the end of something huge, and you just need to know you’re not alone out on the seas of your ideas.

8 Thursday evenings, 7 – 9:45pm
April 20 – June 15 (no class on May 18)
At the Firefly Studio with Ailsa
Cost: $595

* Plus a studio session May 7, noon – 6pm
* Plus a coaching session to be scheduled after sign-up

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.

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Option #1:
8 Wednesday afternoons, 2:00-4:45pm
April 12 – June 7 (no May 3, LATE CLASS on April 26 from 3:15-6:00)
At the Firefly Studio with Jenna
Cost: $475

Option #2: 
6 Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:45pm
April 20 – May 25
In The Junction with Danette
Cost: $375

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

Come escape the grind for weekly, biweekly, or monthly 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.

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Option #1: Weekly, For Women of Colour
8 Monday evenings, 7 – 9:45pm
May 1 – June 26 (no class May 22)
At the Firefly Studio with Jenna
Cost: $475 plus $30 materials fee
One half-price scholarship available

Option #2:  Weekly
8 Tuesday mornings, 10:00am – 12:45pm
April 25 – June 13
At the Firefly Studio with Danette
Cost: $475 plus $30 materials fee

Option #3: Bi-Weekly
6 Saturday mornings, 10:00am – 12:45pm
April 22, May 6 & 27, June 10 & 24, July 8
At the Firefly Studio with Ailsa
Cost: $375 plus $25 materials fee

Pleasure and the Pen: An erotica workshop for anyone who want to write up a sweet sweat.

In this eight-week writing workshop you’ll be invited to flirt with words and stories and imagery that make your toes (or someone else’s toes) curl. You get to decide what is erotic for you, and find the words to express it in your own way — which may or may not include explicit language you don’t dare use in your everyday life. Whether you already have sexy ideas you’ve been longing to put into words, or you simply want to explore the art of sensual sexy prose, Pleasure and the Pen will meet you where you’re at, and will enhance the sensuality of all your writing.

8 Tuesday evenings, 7 – 9:45pm
April 25 – June 13
At the Firefly Studio with Danette
Cost: $475

Lift Off: A poetry workshop for people who don’t think they “get poetry”

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know it is poetry.  ~ Emily Dickinson

This is a short and highly productive class for anyone who wants to dive into that mysterious ocean called “poetry”. It’s especially designed for folks who are scared of the idea of poetry, who don’t think they “get” it, or who feel as if it’s a party they weren’t invited to. We’ll tear down the walls on what we think a poem is, and we’ll create, create, create, create.

5 Friday evenings, 7 – 9:45pm
April 28 – June 16 (no class May 12, 19, or June 2)
At the Firefly Studio with Chris
Cost: $295

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