Capturing Continuities

Late last year, I took a leave of absence from my Ph.D in History and began living as a writer. As part of this transition, I began journaling regularly and revisiting past journal entries dating as far back as to when I was 14 or 15 years old . . .

Growing Rootless


What impact do you expect the dramaturgy program to have on you as a playwright and on Rootless? As a playwright I am interested in the learning and growth that I will experience in solo work . . .

Planting the Seeds

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This mentorship program is a stepping stone in my writing career. As someone who has been teaching herself the craft of short stories by reading other authors, I have been searching for one-on-one professional guidance tailored specifically to my stories for a very long time . . .

Journey into Unknown Territory

This is first time I am writing a play (outside of my youth work) so to get feedback, mentorship and to learn from those that write in the classical tradition is extremely valuable as they come in with a different set of eyes than my physical theatre/collective creation background . . .

Finding Rahki

For the past few years, I’ve been writing my novel with a lot of support, but not much guidance. I’ve gotten as much as I can from creative writing courses and how-to books for the time being . . .

Toward Agreement in dis.chord

I worked on dis.chord as my thesis for the University of Guelph-Humber’s MFA in Creative Writing program, and the awesome Russell Smith served as my advisor. The structure, support and accountability of that mentorship was immensely helpful . . .

Questing and Questioning

I expect the mentorship to provide structure and motivation for my writing practice, connect me with other Toronto writers, help solidify my identity as a writer in this city, and support me in completing a manuscript I can confidently submit to publishers . . .

What the Heart Yearns to Tell

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I expect the long-form mentorship will help me to see the strengths and weaknesses of my writing more clearly. I’m hoping the experience will allow me to grow as a writer. My novel The Nap-Away Motel has been alive in my mind for so long now that it is hard to remember how it came into being . . .