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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.

Writers’ Boot Camp is currently running Wednesday evenings through the end of July. Audit an upcoming session and join us as a full participant, without committing to a full 10-week workshop. You can find out first hand if the AWA method is a good fit for you and your writing.


Outside In  | July 22nd 2017 | $50 ($60 for non-members)

At The Power Plant. After a tour and discussion of Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter, take part in a writing workshop that considers different perspectives about outsiders and insiders, ourselves and others. Read more and register


The Finishers | Tuesdays | Sept. 12th-Oct. 31st | $390 + HST

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 | Thursdays | Sept. 14th-Nov. 2nd | $390 + HST

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