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 and contributions of women working in Toronto’s service

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Winter Workshop Postponed

The winter 2020 session of Sister Writes has been suspended to support efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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Why Women’s Work?

Why devote a magazine to women’s work? Women’s work is unique because it is not always clearly defined. 

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.

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How to Establish a Writing Routine

We need many things to become productive writers.

How to Just Write

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

Sister Writes Wins Award

Sister Writes is the recipient of an Arts Bridges Award

Honour Your Truth as a Writer

Each time I write, I picture an audience.

“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