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.
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 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
Coming soon…Sister Writes’ 2017 launch! We’ll be publishing our event details in the coming days, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at our new magazine. With cover art painted by Marsha Matheson, and designed by Virginia LeBlanc, we’re particularly proud of this year’s magazine, which has not one,… Read more
For the longest time I was unclear about the term “muse.” What did it mean to have a muse and did I have one? I felt as a writer, that I should know this instinctively, but I didn’t and it seemed an embarrassing question to ask. So I did some… Read more
Hoa Nguyen, two-time guest workshop leader at Sister Writes, has made the shortlist for the world’s largest poetry prize, the Griffin. She is nominated for her latest collection of poems, Violet Energy Ingots, a book that the judging committee described as “…confident of both its voice and its readers’ alertness. It… Read more
There I was. A hot summer night in Toronto, after The Meal Trans Social at the 519 (the local LGBTQ+ Community Centre). On my way back to the Transitional housing shelter that had taken me in on my darkest moment (when life throws you around a little and you find… Read more