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.

Registration open for next session

Sister Writes is now accepting new registrants for The Writing Workshop beginning in January 2019. 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 writers, share stories, and… Read more

Sister Writes at Jessie’s

Sister Writes was founded over eight years ago to facilitate the expression of women who have faced barriers to participation in the arts. For the last eight years, we’ve had the pleasure of working closely with participants from over 25 countries from the ages of 18 to 78. Since 2010,… Read more

We’re in The Huffington Post!

We are delighted to be the subject of a feature story in The Huffington Post. In the piece, writer Emma Paling describes some of our proudest Sister Writes accomplishments  – the free community writing workshop taught by acclaimed women writers, the co-creative nature of the program and the accomplishments of… 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