About Us

InkWell Workshops offers free, drop-in creative-writing workshops to people living with mental-health or addictions issues led by award-winning professional writers with lived experience of mental illness. As a peer-led project run by professional artists, InkWell is the first of its kind in Canada. We began running workshops in February 2016.

Anyone over the age of 18 who self-identifies as having a mental-health or addictions issue is welcome to attend. No writing experience is necessary!

 InkWell Workshops' staff and participants, June 2018.

InkWell Workshops' staff and participants, June 2018.


What to Expect

InkWell instructors are award-winning professional writers who have lived experience of mental illness. We lead workshops in fiction, memoir, and poetry. Our workshops are welcoming, accepting, supportive and fun. Each session includes time for writing, reading and sharing. Consider joining us for inspiration and motivation.


Our Community Partner

InkWell has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto Branch (CMHA) to offer our workshops at Routes, one of many programs run by CMHA.

Routes is a peer run community space for adults looking to connect with peer support, socialize in a safe and accepting space, and learn about mental health resources.

Time and Place

Every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm–4pm

ROUTES
[2700 Dufferin Street, Unit 90]

 

How to Get Here

Routes is located in Toronto at 2700 Dufferin Street, Unit 90. The Dufferin Bus stops right out front of 2700 Dufferin, at Briar Hill.


Accessibility

The space is fully wheelchair accessible, scent-free, and nut-free. Service animals are welcome. We provide snacks and TTC tokens.