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 […]
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 […]
English 410, Elizabethan poetry. At times, the bane of my Winter 2014 semester existence (the misogyny in the poems! The lack of sexual consent! THE GENDER ISSUES!!!!) but also strangely alluring…
And so, despite (or because?) epic poetry is such a slog for me, I decided to extend the semester of Elizabethan poetry into a […]
Writing in the Margins will be hosting a trauma writing circle tomorrow for anyone impacted by this week’s tragedy in Calgary.
April 19, 2014
Calgary Sexual Health Centre – 304, 301 – 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta
No cost, no experience necessary, everyone welcome.
This week the city of Calgary experienced a tragedy […]
The first session of Patchwork started on Sunday! Six weeks of supported, facilitated writing in a queer-friendly and gender-inclusive writing group. We have a small group this time, and I can’t wait to see we come up with.
Patchwork is a new project for Writing in the Margins […]
Content warning: This story contains elements of explicit sexuality.
For our first event after relaunching, Writing in the Margins hosted a special Smutty Story Circle on September 23 to celebrate Bisexual Visibility Day.
One of the features we'll be offering on the website is a selection of writing from our writing workshops, shared generously by […]
I'm planning a day-long Writing the Trans* Body workshop for a weekend date in November.
This will be a hybrid writing and educational, discussion-driven workshop exploring the erotic trans* body (trans masculine, trans feminine and non-binary), the language of the trans* body, writing through dysphoria and inhabiting the trans* body.
This workshop […]
Writing in the Margins is relaunching!
With a renewed energy and a sharp focus on providing safer space for writers, readers and anyone on the margins to explore and express their identities, orientations, histories and desires – Calgary, prepare to write your heart out!
Our first writing workshop was the relaunch of the long-running and […]
Writing in the Margins workshops are temporarily suspended due to unforeseen circumstances.
Keep your eyes on this space for updates and workshops that will begin in early 2013. Or sign up for the newsletter to get updates, writing prompts, and information about upcoming workshops and events!
Over a year ago, one of my partners pointed me to Cunning Minx’s post at Poly Weekly about writing a personal user’s manual. We both wrote our own manuals, read each other’s manuals, talked about what we had written, shared with our friends and found the exercise fun, useful and productive both […]