Trip to Tangled Art + Disability
Oct
23
1:00 PM13:00

Trip to Tangled Art + Disability

Join us for a visit to Tangled Art + Disability for their new exhibition, Ancestral Mindscapes, “an autobiographical collaboration using video, sound and photography to explore the intersection of madness, indigeneity, colonialism, environmental destruction and the healing power of nature.”

Mad artist Rick Miller will join us for a talk, and then Kathy will lead a writing workshop on-site. Don’t miss this very special opportunity!

Click here for more information about Ancestral Mindscapes.

Prior sign-up is required. Participants can either meet at Routes and travel together on transit or meet at the gallery.

Content Warning: The show discusses suicidal ideation.

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Self-Care for Writers 101
Nov
2
1:30 PM13:30

Self-Care for Writers 101

  • CIGI Campus / Balsillie School of International Affairs (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join InkWell Workshops at the Wild Writers Festival in Waterloo, ON for a roundtable discussion about how writers can build strong self-care practices, boundaries, and support systems. We will also touch on the risks involved in writing about mental illness, including what it means to go public with our stories, and the challenges of writing about traumatic personal histories.

Click here for more about the festival, including the full schedule, transportation, and ticket information.

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Trip to TIFF Bell Lightbox: Free Movie + Tour
Nov
13
5:15 PM17:15

Trip to TIFF Bell Lightbox: Free Movie + Tour

Join us for a very special outing to TIFF Bell Lightbox for a free tour of their incredible Film Reference Library and free tickets to a screening of One Day Pina Asked… a documentary about legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. The film will be preceded by two shorter documentaries about classical musicians and composers. All films are in French with English subtitles.

Prior registration is required. A limited number of tickets are available.

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Trip to A Million Billion Pieces: World Premiere
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Trip to A Million Billion Pieces: World Premiere

Join us for a trip to Young People’s Theatre to see our own instructor David James Brock’s brand-new play, A Million Billion Pieces, for free!

When a touch could be a lifeline – or lethal – two 16-year-olds dare to tempt fate. Pria and Theo are isolated by a rare disease that could prove deadly if they make contact. Craving connection, they progress from flirty DMs to a precarious encounter, each with their own reason to test what it is to live – and love – like other people.

Prior registration required. A limited number of tickets are available.

Content warning: Conversations about drug and alcohol use, life-threatening illness, and suicide

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Launch of I Am a Lake
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Launch of I Am a Lake

Free entry. Doors open at 6, event begins at 6:30. All are welcome.

Join InkWell Workshops for our third annual book launch, complete with readings, light refreshments, live music, and door prizes!

I Am a Lake is a sparkling collection of fiction, poetry, and memoir that shines a light on twenty-eight Toronto writers with mental-health and addictions issues.

Proceeds from book sales and door prizes will go to supporting InkWell’s programming.

We strive to create a friendly, inclusive vibe at all of our events. InkWell does not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination. Friends House is wheelchair-accessible and smoke- and alcohol-free with gender-neutral washrooms. Please help us maintain an accessible space by refraining from using scented products. Free parking is available on-site off Bedford Rd. and an accessible TTC station (St. George) is two blocks away. More information about the accessibility is available here.

For more information about accessibility, our anti-discrimination policy, or with any other questions, please contact us at info@inkwellworkshops.com.

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Sense-ational Storytelling: Descriptive Writing for the Screen
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Sense-ational Storytelling: Descriptive Writing for the Screen

Join InkWell Workshops and David James Brock for this special workshop presented with TIFF!

  • Learn about the art of film through fun, low-barrier activities facilitated by artists working in film and media

  • Develop your creativity and skills related to communication, teamwork, emotional self-awareness, and problem-solving

  • Connect with peers with lived experience

Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox (third floor, Learning Studio A) 
Time: Workshop 1pm–3pm, opportunity to socialize 3pm–4pm 
Cost: FREE 
No prior film experience necessary. Snacks provided.

To secure your spot for a particular session, sign up at outreach@tiff.net. Feel free to get in touch if you have questions or to discuss specific access needs. For general info about venue accessibility, see here.

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Visit to Being Japanese-Canadian Art Exhibit w/Leanne
May
8
1:00 PM13:00

Visit to Being Japanese-Canadian Art Exhibit w/Leanne

Join Leanne for a free visit to the Being Japanese-Canadian visual art exhibit currently on at the ROM, to be followed by an on-site writing workshop. Prior sign-up is required.

Please meet at Routes at 12 p.m. to travel together on TTC or at the ROM at 1 pm (at wheelchair accessible entrance close to the gift shop).

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