Runs from Wednesday January 19 2022 to Wednesday March 23 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Instructor: Emily Gillespie
Jan 19- Mar 23
Wednesday 6:30PM-8:30PM

Come explore the basics of memoir, fiction, and poetry in this generative writing class. In addition, we will touch on the professional side of writing including ethics, editing and publishing.

Materials: notebook, tablet, computer or something else to write with, paper and markers are a bonus

About the instructor: Emily Gillespie (she/they) is an author, disability activist and professional daydreamer. Her work explores the themes of memory, identity and mental health journeys. Emily enjoys working in community spaces and examining individual and collective experiences. She views storytelling as a tool for resisting predominant social narratives.

Emily has a BA in English and Gender, Equality and Social Justice from Nipissing University in 2013, and completed their MA in Critical Disability Studies in 2014 from York University. They earned a certificate in Creative Writing in 2021 from Concordia University. Dancing with Ghosts (Leaping Lion Books, 2017) is her first novel. Her poetry and short-stories can be found in several journals and anthologies. She is currently drafting her second grant funded novel, teaching creative writing, and experimenting with zines as well as performance art.

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