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Weekend of Words: Writing Our Stories

September 15, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Writing Our Stories

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1–4:30pm
St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Avenue, Toronto
Part of the Weekend of Words

Writing Our Stories is a free zine-making workshop presented by East End Arts and facilitated by Trinidadian-Canadian writer, playwright, filmmaker, and community-engaged artist Fiona Raye Clarke. Make individual zines through a process of timed writing exercises, sharing, positive feedback, and art-making.

Writing Our Stories is part of the Weekend of Words, a free, three-day celebration of language and literary arts in east Toronto from September 14-16 at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, presented by East End Arts. See the full weekend lineup including an exhibition, readings, performances, workshops, and activities.


Based on the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) Method developed by Pat Schneider, the workshop is designed to allow for safe creative expression and reinforce the unique voice and self-esteem of the writer. The workshop will begin with a brief review and discussion of the AWA principals for keeping a writing space safe, and then will dive into a mix of poetry and prose writing exercises.

Participants will have the opportunity to create a zine during the workshop using visual art and collage materials, with the opportunity to share their zines with the group. Writing Our Stories offers increased confidence in creative writing, personal expression, ad visual arts through focused, judgement-free quick creation, bolstered by encouraging group feedback. Each participant will leave with a permanent reminder of their creativity in the form of their handmade zines.


September 15, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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East End Arts
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St. Matthew’s Clubhouse
450 Broadview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4K 2N3 Canada
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