I am a woman of colour who has lived experience of anti-black racism.
It’s not always easy to prioritize honesty over the imagined opinions of your reader.
Motherhood. Addiction. Homelessness. None of these stories hold back.
Writing poetry is like being in a “white-hot” place, where all “the dreariness and detritus of ordinary living falls away…”
A prize for our community building work.
Carry a notebook, or write using your phone.
Come listen to Sister Writes participants from Jessie’s, The June Callwood Centre for Young Mothers, read stories about motherhood, love, life, and growing up.
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.
It is a challenge to sit and think not on writing as a product, a completed manuscript, poem, or prose piece, but as a process in and of itself. Countless have tried to lay out a “formula” or mode which they believe all can use to create a great piece… Read more
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
For the longest time I was unclear about the term “muse.” What did it mean to have a muse and did I have one? I felt as a writer, that I should know this instinctively, but I didn’t and it seemed an embarrassing question to ask. So I did some… 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