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Writing Courses and Workshops in the GTA

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Writing Courses and Workshops in the GTA

In 2008, we first posted this ever-growing list of writing courses and workshops, and it has consistently been one of the most popular posts on Open Book, which suggests that many Torontonians are searching for writing groups, workshops and courses to help them hone their writing skills and meet fellow writers.

We've updated and republished the list, adding links to even more workshops and courses in the GTA. If you run or know of a writing group or workshop that's not on the list, please sign in and post a note below or send an email to with the details.

Attention writers: The Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario (OBPO) has a page on their website that offers helpful tips on how to get published.

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An Open Book reader sent this workshop info in:

"I have attended a very fine weekly workshop, known as The Moving Pen, given by Sharon Singer. (The workshops are located both in the east end, and in the centre of the city.) The idea, as the name suggests, is to just keep the pen moving, in order to dislodge one's inner critic.

Sharon is an experienced, wonderfully supportive guide, with a solid capacity for establishing an environment conducive to fanning the creative juices. The groups are small, and the members all write on prompts that Sharon provides, and then, without editing, read aloud the just-written material. She participates in the groups, and is herself an excellent writer.... [Sharon] can be reached at"

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