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START WRITING workshops take place at 489 College Street (at Bathurst) in Toronto. We write in a brick & beam, multi-purpose boardroom with lots of good coffee options nearby. All workshops are based on the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method to ensure a safe, structured environment.



The Finishers | 8 Tuesdays | Jan. 16th-Mar. 6th, 2018 | sold out

What’s the best thing you can do with your rough poems, sketches, and stories? Finish them. Get balanced feedback on your writing in the world’s friendliest peer review workshop. At The Green Beanery. Read more


Writers’ Boot Camp | 8 Thursdays | Jan. 18th-Mar. 8th, 2018 | sold out

At Writers’ Boot Camp, you’ll be surprised how quickly writing in groups will fill your notebook with inspired ideas, sketches and stories. Read more


Mending the Past | Saturday April 11th, 2018 |$50-$60

Join a private tour of Kader Attia’s The Field of Emotion at The Power Plant, followed by a thematically connected workshop on writing as a healing practice.  Read more and register


The Novel | 10 Wednesdays | Mar. 21st-May 23rd, 2018 | $475 + HST

At one time or another, we’ve all thought, “one day I’ll write a novel.” THE NOVEL is the perfect place to make that “one day” today. Read more and register