Creative Writing Workshop: The Writer’s Playlab

Creative Writing Workshop: Writer’s Playlab


So you need to get out of your head….

This is not your average writing class. This is a cozy and playful gathering full of games and messiness and art supplies and words, all wrapped up in a super-supportive nurturing workshop structure. This is like kindergarten for grown ups (better snacks, less screaming) where you get to play and laugh and turn things upside down and shake off those post 9-5 boxes while stomping across the borders of what you thought your creative output looked like. With writing, as with life, we open up more when we are willing to take risks.  Writer’s Playlab is a gentle way of leaning into your creativity, by experimenting to see how you might surprise and delight yourself.

Here’s how it works:

We will meet in person once a week for six weeks at the cozy Firefly Studio. There will be quiet crafting, silly word play, sensual prompts and guided exercises to help you soften and stretch your creative mind. We will tell stories, make stories up, share lots and, yup, WRITE. This is a writing class in disguise.

This class is ideal for people who:

~ Feel their creativity muscles are a little (or a lot) tight and need a gentle, colourful stretch.
~ Know that their writing suffers when there is not enough play time
. And that maybe other parts of them suffer too.
~ Want to get in touch with their senses and bring that sensuality into their writing
~ Crave a safe space to experiment with creative expression.
~ Miss the smell of crayons.
~ Are ready to surrender, to be delighted, to let the definitions dissolve.

You can expect to walk away from the workshop with:

~ Sore abdominal muscles from laughing so hard
~ A new way of engaging with the world and your writing.
~ Unexpected creations
~ New friends who are on the same path.
~ A refreshed sense of your unique creative nature.

This workshop won’t give you:

~ Critique or competition. We’re all about the love.
~ Rules about what art is supposed to look like
~ Finely polished pieces
~ A pony.


Six Tuesday evenings, 7-9:45pm – This class is FULL
September 26 – November 7 (no class on October 31)
At the Firefly Studio with Danette


The class fee is $375, and there is a $40 materials fee (for the best shades of fingerpaint). When you sign up you’ll be asked for a $200 deposit to confirm your spot. The balance will be due two weeks before class starts. You’ll also have the option of breaking your balance into four monthly credit card payments of $53.75. There’s no extra fee for this service; we just like being able to offer it. To see our financial policies, click here.

Ready to take the leap?

Click here to get an early bird nudge for registration


Here’s a link to the Q & A for all Firefly Toronto classes. If you still don’t have the answer you’re looking for, drop Bree a line. She’s got all your answers.



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