Welcome to Sister Writes

Since 2010, Sister Writes has built community around stories. Through creative writing workshops, public arts events, and literary magazines, we strive to empower women, provide mentorship, and inspire the community with vital stories about women’s lives.

We’re in The Huffington Post!

We were delighted to recently be the subject of a feature story in The Huffington Post. In the piece entitled “Sister Writes Empowers Struggling Women to Turn the Page,” writer Emma Paling describes many aspects of Sister Writes – the community writing workshop, the co-creative nature of the program, and… Read more

Fall 2018 session starts soon

Sister Writes is gearing up for a new session of The Writing Workshop which will begin in September 2018. As the longest running Sister Writes program, The Writing Workshop is for women who love to write. Through the program, participants learn valuable literacy and writing skills, hone their voices as… Read more

Six Years of Magazines

Did you know that Sister Writes has been publishing magazines for eight years? With at least ten stories per issue, that’s almost 100 original stories. We have been awed by the range of experiences these stories tell. Motherhood. Addiction. Homelessness. Falling in Love. Out of Love. Work. Grief. Friendship. Love.… Read more

Portraits and Words: The Art of Writing

A piece of writing is a work of art, but so is the process that brings it into being. In 2015, Sister Writes launched an exhibition, The Art of Writing, which celebrated both the verb and the noun: the writers process of writing as well as the writing they produce.… Read more

Sister Writes on the Road

Sister Writes on the Road is our newest program, currently under development. The vision: to bring the skill-building, empowering and creative programs we’ve been offering in Toronto since 2010 all the way across Ontario. From Hamilton to Sioux Lookout, Bracebridge to Napanee, London to Cornwall, Sister Writes on the Road… Read more

Launch of Sister Writes 2017

Sister Writes’ 2017 launch was held on December 8, 2018, at a packed event at the Bloor-Gladstone Library. With art by Marsha Matheson, and designed by Virginia LeBlanc, we’re particularly proud of this year’s magazine, which has not one, but two, unique covers, and 12 beautiful stories inside written by… Read more