Writing Workshops

Welcome to the writing life at The Chang School’s Writing Workshops!

Our campus at Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is located in downtown Toronto, in the heart of the city’s active literary and publishing scene. Our goals are to jump-start your creativity, to guide you through the craft of writing in a variety of genres, and to form a community of writers at all levels.

Whether you have a secret and long-suppressed desire to write or are already writing seriously, we will encourage and motivate you to reach the next level. Writing is a craft, but it is also a way of being in the world. The only way to find out if you can do it is to try your hand.

Join Us

Our instructors are all published writers and dedicated teachers, and are supportive and inspiring, both in the classroom and online. Our students are interesting people from a wide variety of backgrounds, including a number of published authors. Some are new to writing, others are committed writers eager to get feedback, and all are bound by their desire to write.

Get Writing

The Course Information section of this site provides details about our workshop course offerings. Writing workshops offer a blend of informal lectures, in-class and take-home exercises, and plenty of feedback on your work from instructors and classmates. What is a Writing Workshop? describes the workshop format and gives you a sense of what to expect. You can also view a workshop sample module, and get information about our popular online workshops. Don’t forget to check out what’s new.

NEW! Complete a Course Series in Creative Writing and earn a Professional Development Award from The Chang School.

Stay Connected

Visit www.changschoolcreates.ca to see samples of creative writing work by Chang School students.

Writing Workshops News

We are thrilled to announce a new mentorship experience for Writing Workshops learners: the annual Liz Krehm Mentorship in Creative Writing. Thanks to a generous donation, three students will be selected each year to be mentored by a Writing Workshops instructor.

See What’s New? for more program updates and success stories.