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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.

Want to check out Start Writing without committing to a full workshop? Join the Open House event on Wednesday, September 6th, where you can test drive the AWA method for yourself, and decide if it’s 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