Writer Workshops & Residencies

Mississauga Writer’s Group Monthly Meeting


Mississauga, Ontario

Mississauga Central Library
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W

The Mississauga Writer’s Group’s monthly meeting created an atmosphere that was buzzing with creativity and new ideas! The group meets every month to discuss issues regarding writing and publishing as well as difficulties that are faced.Writers and authors new or published come together and share your enthusiasm, expertise, knowledge and works.

Join the Mississauga Writers Group meeting at 10:00 – 11:30 am at Mississauga Central Library, 3rd Flr. Art & History Deptartment.

Mississauga. For more info, contact us at: mississaugawritersgroup@gmail.com

Banff Centre/Leighton Artists' Colony

Rolling Admissions


Banff, Canada

The Banff Centre/Leighton Artists' Colony offers residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Leighton Studios in Banff, Canada. Residents are provided with separate lodging and work space. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Call or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

The cost of the residency is $117 Canadian per day, and meal plans range from $15 to $30 Canadian per day.

Submit a work sample, a project description, and a resumé with a $75 Candian application fee.

For more information: https://www.banffcentre.ca/leighton-artists-studios

Les Amis de Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (Les amis de BAnQ)


Les ateliers d'écriture sont conçus avant tout pour stimuler l'imagination, mettre en valeur la richesse des mots et favoriser la spontanéité dans l'expression. Le contenu est suffisamment riche en interprétations possibles pour que chacun y trouve un aspect particulier qui lui permette de s'exprimer selon sa personnalité.

Ils souhaitent que les participants évoluent dans une atmosphère de liberté et que leurs rencontres soient stimulantes au point d'encourager la poursuite de certains projets individuels. Comme dans tout processus de création, une grande souplesse est nécessaire, c'est pourquoi l'approche est ludique, intuitive, intégrative. La démarche utilisée, axée sur le respect mutuel, la convivialité et le plaisir, vous permettra d'approfondir les acquis et d'ouvrir d'autres perspectives. Aucun jugement ou comparaison! C'est le plaisir d'écrire qui réunit.

Pour participer aux ateliers ou pour plus d’informations : http://amis.banq.qc.ca/accueil/index.html

Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat

Rolling Admissions

Cork, Ireland

The Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat offers one-week to one-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and other artists in West Cork, Ireland, overlooking Coulagh Bay and the mountains and farmlands of the Beara Peninsula. Residents are provided with a private room and all meals.

A weekly residency fee ranges from €600 to€700 (approximately $835 to $974), depending on the room.

Submit a one-paragraph project description. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Upon acceptance, a 50 percent deposit is required.

For more information, go to: www.anamcararetreat.com

University of Toronto Creative Writing


Toronto, Ontario

Find your voice and express more of yourself.  Join our Creative Writing Program and experience the shared courage of fellow writers.  Dare more in our Creative Writing classes.  Or take one of our Online courses and connect with other writers from around the world.

The School of Continuing Studies’ Creative Writing Program continues to expand its offerings and its reputation.  We take pride in providing a creative environment for both novice and experienced writers.  Our accomplished instructors take joy in sharing their expertise.

Whether you wish to pursue a certificate in Freelance or Creative Writing, enroll in the U of T Summer Writing School, or take a single master class, you’ll find instructors and fellow writers with enthusiasm to match your own.  We invite you to explore how the SCS Creative Writing Program can help you to develop your own unique voice.

For more information, got to: http://learn.utoronto.ca/courses-programs/creative-writing

Ryerson Workshops & Seminars


Toronto, Ontario

The Course Information section of this site provides details about our workshop course offerings. Writing workshops offer a blend of informal lectures, in-class and take-home exercises, and plenty of feedback on your work from instructors and classmates. What is a Writing Workshop? describes the workshop format and gives you a sense of what to expect. You can also view a workshop sample module, and get information about our popular online workshops. Don’t forget to check out what’s new.

For more information: http://ce-online.ryerson.ca/ce/default.aspx?id=-70

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