Jessie’s Launch!

Our magazine launch for Sister Writes 3.1 is coming up on Monday January 21 from 5-7 pm at the We Global Learning Centre at 339 Queen Street East. Come listen to Sister Writes participants from Jessie’s, The June Callwood Centre for Young Mothers, read  stories about motherhood, love, life, and… Read more

Registration Open for Winter 2019

Sister Writes is now accepting new registrants for The Writing Workshop beginning in late 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,… 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

To the Library and Archives of Canada!

Sister Writes is excited about a new step in the evolution of our literary magazine: we are now part of the permanent collections at the Library and Archives of Canada! Earlier this year, we applied for and got an ISSN number, which recognizes us as a professional magazine publication in Canada.… Read more

Launch of 2.3. and 2.4

Sister Writes recently launched two new magazines Sister Writes 2.3 and 2.4 — it’s been quite the whirlwind of activity here! If you didn’t get a chance to join us at our launch on Saturday January 14,  you can also read new magazines in our archive. In the meantime, scroll down to see some… Read more

Sister Writes in the Media

“Here, tucked away in a Bloordale Village library, a group of women create a home where all voices are heard and opinions are valid. And through the scratching of pens, the flipping of pages and the quiet coughs of contemplation, they speak.” Sister Writes is the subject of a feature… Read more