The Writers’ Co-op is a sub-committee of the HHL&LC that hosts free, public writing workshops at Hart House throughout the academic year. We are student-run and collaborate with Toronto artists like Ronna Bloom, Avi Silver, and Sienna Tristen. Our workshops span many topics, such as world-building, poetry, prose, and short-fiction. Our Come Write With Us! events are also an opportunity for students to gather and work on their writing, be it academic essays or personal projects. Our workshops are a place for learning, exploring, and sharing, and we hope you join us for our upcoming programming.
LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK: a POET-IN-COMMUNITY WORKSHOP WITH RONNA BLOOM
MARCH 24TH 2022, 4:30-6PM
When you come to the open-ended end of things –– the degree, the course, the relationship ––how much can be planned or known? In this workshop as the year ends, we will explore the meeting place of planning and chaos, risk and creativity. Using writing, poetry, and conversation, this will be a creative space where you can stumble, or leap, into the next unknown.
**Please Note: All attendees will be receiving the Zoom link via email on the day of the event.
the decent exposure workshop: 2021 journal
A compilation of short fiction and poetry, contributed by students in the semester-long Decent Exposure creative writing workshop organized by the Writer’s Co-op!
Find information about and recordings of past workshops and events here
- Lingua Fantastica: A Shale Project Writer’s Co-op WorkshopMore often than not, advice about making a language for your fictional world gets lost in translation. That’s where the good folks of The Shale Project come to the rescue!Sienna Tristen, fantasy author […]
- Begin Again: A Poet-in-Community Workshop with Ronna BloomHow do you plug back into your power when you’re running low? Where does the energy come from? Do you need a poetry infusion, a bit of support, a burst of brightness? This […]
- Be Good to Yourself, Whoever You Are with Ronna BloomIn this workshop with U of T’s poet-in-community Ronna Bloom, through the use of poems and prompts, participats wrote and reflected on what sustains them, what they love and what they need, taking […]
- The Worldbuilding of Wakanda: Black Panther and AfrofuturismAs part of the Hart House Black Futures series, the Writer’s Co-op Worldbuilding of Wakanda panel with speakers Antoine Bandele, Stephanie Chrismon, and Rashid Mohiddin explored how elements of science fiction and fantasy […]
- Finding Light in the Darkness with Ronna BloomRonna Bloom, U of T’s inimitable poet-in-community, held this Writer’s Co-op social in December in order to bring the light in by reading poetry and leading writing exercises. Keep an eye out for […]