We’re two weeks into this new Patchwork, and everyone’s projects are starting to take shape. It’s amazing to watch.
Our first prompt was “Intersections” since each of our projects have something to do with community or isolation.
This is my (first draft) response to the prompt:
Grief challenges my skepticism
Soft hope at the […]
After a too-long hiatus, Writing in the Margins is back! Today marked the return of Patchwork Poetics, with a new approach for this round.
Rather than following our usual formula of three prompts within the session, with each prompt generating a discrete piece of writing, this round will be much more focused on generating a […]
Self-promotion is a bit of a challenge for me, so I didn’t post about this before it happened but I did a reading with Vivek Shraya (whose book She of the Mountains is truly fantastic and should be read by everyone) and Sambuddha Banerjee (whose writing about coming out is just stunning). It went really well! […]
This is a post about anxiety, identity, community. It is about being a writer, and a facilitator, and a member of this writing community.
There is a mythology built up around writing that often means those of us who struggle with neurodivergence, non-typical abilities, or even simply a lack of experience or formal education can feel […]
Content warning for discussion of depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidality.
I’m sitting in Vendome, one of my favourite cafès in Calgary. I just sent out the writing prompt to my Patchwork writers, posted it on the Facebook page, shared it on my personal Facebook, tweeted it, posted it on the Writing in the Margins blog. Most […]
I’m sitting at my desk, getting ready for this afternoon. I’ve printed off my business cards (designed by my dear friend) and the two pieces I’ll be reading this afternoon. I have my prompts ready for the workshop.
Today is the “official launch” of Writing in the Margins, and it’s both incredibly exciting and nerve-wracking.