Welcome Word On The SandCome and be nourished among other writers for an entire day. Tap into new wellsprings. See what bubbles up.

We will gather in my home in Toronto’s west end after 9:30 and begin writing together at 10:00.

I will provide prompts to get your creative juices flowing. You will be invited to share your on-the-spot writing with a supportive audience and you will receive valuable feedback.

After a delicious lunch, you will have approximately 2.5 hours of silent time during which you may do whatever you wish: continue something begun in the morning, work on something you have left simmering for months, begin something you’ve wanted to bring to life for years, go for a walk, meditate, clean my house. Okay, maybe not that. I’ll try to clean before you come.

We will gather again around 4:00 for a last reading of the day. We should finish by 5:00. Okay, maybe 5:30.


I am certified in the Amherst Writer’s and Artist’s (AWA) method of writing facilitation, developed by Pat Schneider. I love her.

“Whether your purpose for writing is artistic expression, communication with friends and family, the healing of the inner life, or achieving public recognition for your art – the foundation is the same: the claiming of yourself as an artist/writer and the strengthening of your writing voice through practice, study, and helpful response from other writers.” – Pat Schneider

I am able to facilitate a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 7 writers at a time.
Bring your laptop or write by hand. (What a concept!)

The cost is $60 and this includes lunch. I ask that you email me with the date to secure a place, and then pay by cheque or email funds transfer within a week to secure your space.

Upcoming dates:

Sept 24, 26
Oct 15, 17
Nov. 19, 21
Dec. 10
Jan. 7, 9
Feb. 4, 6
Mar 3, 5
April 8. 10 (NB: this is a Friday and Sunday)
May 12, 14
June 2, 4

Looking forward to writing with you!