The Work Issue Launches!

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

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

Hoa Nguyen’s Violet Energy Ingots -Shortlisted

Hoa Nguyen, two-time guest workshop leader at Sister Writes, has made the shortlist for the world’s largest poetry prize, the Griffin. She is nominated for her latest collection of poems, Violet Energy Ingots, a book that the judging committee described as “…confident of both its voice and its readers’ alertness. It… 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

Winter Session Registration Now Open

The winter session of Sister Writes is now open for registration. Starting in January, you’ll get 12 weeks of hands-on workshops, mentorship from professional women writers, and interactive sessions with writer peers. If you’re looking to pick up some writing skills, tell your story, give and receive feedback and publish a literary… Read more

Workshop at The 519

An inclusive and enriching program, Sister Writes’ Creative Writing Bootcamp for Transwomen is a two-day intensive writing experience. Practice writing in a variety of genres, receive mentorship from professional authors, write and share stories in a supportive group environment, co-create a literary magazine, and collaborate with professional artists. Join us on Saturday October 22… Read more

My Brain on Google

“It is doubtful that anyone with an internet connection at her workplace is writing good fiction.” Jonathan Franzen Yikes. I think he’s talking about me.