Encouraging Voice, Empowering the Unheard. The Toronto Writers Collective inspires and empowers the unheard through writing. The Toronto Writers Collective promotes an inclusive city, celebrates diversity and honours the lives of all of its citizens. We support the transformational power of being heard. The Toronto Writers Collective provides creative writing workshops to those deprived of voice in our society. Writing with others in an atmosphere of dignity and acceptance, participants discover the value of their own stories.
We believe:
 Everyone is a writer, regardless of prior writing experience and formal education;
 Through encouragement and support, people grow as writers;
 In the unique creative genius of every voice;
 Each person’s experience provides a wealth of inspiration as a writer and an artist;
 In creating a non-judgmental, open and respectful community where all writers support and deeply listen to each other and take risks and grow as writers;
 Each person, through writing, can shape and influence the lives of others; and
 We can achieve social change by offering opportunity and encouragement for all writers, regardless of race, ethnicity, class, age, gender, sexual orientation and physical ability.
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Established as a non-profit corporation in 2012, the Toronto Writers Collective has trained over ninety volunteer writing workshop facilitators in the TWC method designed specifically to encourage expression in vulnerable communities, and inspired by the Amherst Writers and Artist Method with a 45-year history of transformational writing.
We have over a dozen on-going writing workshops in public libraries, shelters, community centers and health care facilities reaching out to Indigenous people, the homeless and under-housed, people living with mental illness, abused women, immigrants and refugees, youth, elders, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and those in conflict with the law. The TWC has facilitated over 1500 workshops providing over 7500 writing workshop experiences for over 950 writers from the communities we serve in the GTA. We also publish our workshop participants’ stories and poetry in print and on the TWC’s website and organize public readings of their work.

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