Workshop

Writing Workshop: Outside In

Anyone can be welcomed in some circles and turned away from others. Everything from the way we look to our friends, family, and beliefs can affect our perceptions of self, and the roles we are expected to play in society. All of these ideas are examined in Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliners’ Daughter.

Outside In is a hands-on writing workshop that invites participants to consider different perspectives about outsiders and insiders, themselves and others. After a tour and discussion of Hendeles’ exhibition, writers will be invited to create and share new pieces of flash fiction, poetry or memoir in response to open-ended exercises. The workshop’s supportive structure encourages writers to share personal thoughts in a safe and non-critical environment.

The workshop is open to writers of all levels. Writing materials will be provided.

David Bester is a writer, editor and long-time student of the creative process. He has worked with hundreds of Toronto writers in workshops including Writers’ Boot Camp, The Novel and 10 Self-Portraits. Read more about David and his work at startwriting.ca.