Keep Your Pen Moving Part 2

A follow up for our popular Keep Your Pen Moving workshop.


Not done with us yet?

So… You took our Keep Your Pen Moving class and you had a lot of fun. You discovered new possibilities in your voice, new stories you can tell and new colours of joy in the creative process. But then it ended. Now what?

Here’s how it works:

For 9 weeks, a small group of seven writers who have completed Keep Your Pen Moving Part 1 will gather at our studio to tread deeper into their writing lives. Building on the momentum of Keep Your Pen Moving Part 1, we’ll play more wildly, remember more vividly, and make those characters even weirder and more believable than they were before. We’ll also explore a little plot theory so that we can give our personal or fictional stories structure, power and life. Between classes we’ll go home with experiments on how to bring more creativity into our lives outside of the workshop. As well as all (aaaaall) the writing we do together in person, everyone will have the chance to bring in two pieces from home for deeper group feedback during the nine weeks.

Bring your questions, your fears and your love for all that writing can do for you, and we’ll fill in the rest.

This workshop is ideal for people who:

  • Love making time to write and want to do it even more.

  • Have taken our Keep Your Pen Moving Part 1 workshop.

  • Are excited by the idea of bringing polished work in from home to workshop with the group.

  • Want to engage meaningfully with other people’s work and play an active role in helping them move towards their goals.

  • Love the idea of a weekly creative date with a small group of others.

  • Have an open mind and heart to all the possibilities of going deeper with creative expression.

  • Are interested in exploring their own lives as writing material and sharing some of what comes up. (We tend to get a little personal.)

  • Thrive in small, cozy groups — this class will never have more than 7 participants.

  • Love a good homemade cookie.

You can expect to leave the workshop with:

  • A clearer idea of what you want to write about most, and momentum on that path.

  • Lots of new, exciting work.

  • A renewed sense of your writing voice and your unique gifts as a writer.

  • Freshly edited older work.

  • Several pieces of work that have received in depth feedback from the class.

  • New friends who are on the same path.

  • Creative courage.

This workshop won’t be ideal if you:

  • Aren’t enjoying the process of writing, but rather find it onerous.

  • Are complete beginners to writing—check out our Begin Here and Keep Your Pen Moving Part 1.

  • Are looking for support on finding an agent or a publisher.

  • Don’t have time to write and play between classes.

  • Believe that work requires a critical environment in order to thrive.

  • Have a project already fully-formed and on-the-go that you want to devote your attention to. Check out Deeper Waters, Rising Tides, or The Big One if this is you.




Spring 2019

9 Friday mornings, 10am – 12:45pm
April 5 – June 7 *No class April 19
At the Firefly Studio with Britt

Cost: $625


The total fee is $625 +HST. When you sign up you’ll be asked for a $300 +HST deposit to confirm your spot, the balance of $325 +HST will be due a week later. You’ll also have the option of breaking your balance into four monthly credit-card payments of $81.25 +HST. There’s no extra fee for this service; we just like being able to offer it.

To see our financial and cancellation policies, click here.


Ready to take the leap?

When we open registration for the fall season of Keep Your Pen Moving Part Two, you can get a nudge when early registration begins by submitting your email below. Alternately, join our mailing list to keep up to date on all things Firefly.


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Looking for more options?

Take a peek at our other in-house workshops, our coaching services, or our monthly writers care package.

What people are saying:

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Keep Your Pen Moving Part 2 was an incredible course. Having taken a few courses at Firefly, I was looking for something that would push me further and enable me to go deeper with a community. This course did exactly that. I left feeling energized, inspired and grateful!

Alex Vamos


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This was my second workshop with Firefly and I absolutely loved it. I take these workshops because I want encouragement and direction and a group of like-minded people who are just as curious and quirky and in need of a boost as I am. And I always find that with Firefly. I got lots of great food for future famines and am looking forward to my next workshop!

Kelly Aiello
Founder and editor of Alt Minds Literary Magazine



Our facilitator did a great job fostering such warm community spirit around the table. I loved having the chance to dig a little deeper and workshop my writing with the group.

Joelle Kidd