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
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
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
“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
Curious to learn more about Sister Writes? Wondering what the Writing Workshop is? Want to know how a typical workshop session unfolds? Need to get a print copy of our magazine? We’ve recently added an informative “frequently asked questions” section.” We hope you’ll check it out!
My inner critic, the mean girl who loves to disparage and undermine, was pushing me to get a haircut. “Your hair is a curly mess,” she shouted one hot, humid morning as I stood in front of the bathroom mirror. Maybe so, but I had a good excuse. Aldo, my… Read more
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.
Have you ever been told you’re “too emotional” or “you talk too much” or “you need to calm down”? If so, I’m here to encourage you to let your voice be heard. Write your heart out and don’t hold anything back. This is not the time to stay quiet. The… Read more
I am sitting with the poet and painter Susan Manchester in Java Joe’s in Bloor West Village. The walls of the coffee shop are lined with her paintings, some of which appear in her most recent book of poetry, To Stop Time. As we chat, a customer gets up to… Read more