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.

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The Work Issue Launches!

Sister Writes’ The Work Issue illuminates the hidden experiences of women working in Toronto’s service industry.

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Spring Workshop Postponed

In the meantime, register for The Writing Workshop which will begin when the library re-opens.

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Why Women’s Work?

Women’s work is not always clearly defined. Many women are working a double day. This is not always valued or recognized.

About Sister Writes

Sister Writes is the annual literary magazine of the Sister Writes program. Written, published, and launched by participants every year at a public community event, each volume of Sister Writes is filled with stories about women’s experiences, plus original photography and artwork.

Want to read a back issue of Sister Writes? Our entire catalogue is archived! Click here to read our magazines.

Blog

Establish a Writing Routine

Without a routine, it’s hard to make writing a regular habit; without a routine, it’s hard to steadily produce writing and get better at it.

How to Just Write

The most important thing is: Just write. Do it. But here’s the truth: writing is a process.

We Won an Award!

The Arts Bridges Award recognizes our contributions to building inclusive participatory arts programs.

Honour Your Truth

It’s not always easy to prioritize honesty over the imagined opinions of your reader.

“If you say what’s on your mind in the language that comes from your parents and your streets and your friends, you’ll probably say something beautiful.”

Grace Paley

“If you say what’s on your mind in the language that comes from your parents and your streets and your friends, you’ll probably say something beautiful.”

Grace Paley