What we're about

Welcome to Vancouver Writing Courses!

This is a vibrant and welcoming community for new and experienced writers.

Join us to for dynamic, interactive group writing sessions in which you will write to prompts, dialogue about writing and the creative process and share writing in a warm, non-critical environment.

Members can expect to:

Connect with local writers

Gather new tools for their writing tool kits

Jump-start their creativity

Discover themselves on the page

Gain comfort and confidence in sharing work

Engage in thoughtful dialogue with writers about creativity and the writing process

Have fun!

We also offer courses and workshops in: creative writing, poetry, creative non-fiction, creative marketing for entrepreneurs and social media writing for artists.

For interested members, we provide writing, editing and consulting services in a wide range of media for individuals, small businesses, corporations and nonprofits.

Upcoming events (5+)

Women's Writing as Healing Workshop (Series 1)

• Express your truth • Experience the healing power of your words • Access your creativity • Empower yourself • Expand yourself as a writer • Share your writing and hear others' words • Get inspired! • Connect with other wonderful women! Join an intimate circle of women for a journey toward self-healing through written expression. The workshops include check-ins; guided visualization; inspiring writing prompts; exercises to invite us to connect with the creative, the divine and ourselves through writing; optional sharing of writing; individual energy healing; and dialogue. No writing experience required! For these workshops, Marn Norwich fuses her background as an intuitive energy therapist with her experience as a writing workshop facilitator (http://marninorwich.com/intuitive-energy-work/). Workshops are designed to empower women to connect with their creative selves and inner knowing while giving and receiving support in a safe, welcoming environment. The workshop runs four Tuesday evenings, from February 5 through February 26, 2019, and will be held at the beautiful studio at Creative Coworkers, 520 Alexander Street, Vancouver. Reserve your seat for the full workshop (8 hours): $130 + GST= $136.50 A la carte sessions are available for $35 + GST = $36.75 The course requires a minimum of four pre-paid registrants to run. To register, RSVP on this site and send an e-trasfer to [masked] To pay in class, please contact Marn. "Wednesdays are now the highlight of my week, thanks to Marn and her warm generous spirit! She has a gift for creating a beautiful, safe, and sacred space, allowing for thoughtful dialogue, tranquility, self-reflection, and empowerment. I have never felt so comfortable and am excited to continue my journey with these wonderful women! I can't thank you enough, Marn." - Jasmine, Vancouver, BC Writing is a time-honoured road toward healing! Scientific studies demonstrate that writing plays a significant role in physical and psychological healing (http://writing4recovery.com/scientific-studies/ ). Benefits include: reduction in anxiety, depression and blood pressure; and improved cognitive function, sleep, social connection and immunity. For more info about expressive writing as a healing tool, see Writing for Recovery (http://writing4recovery.com/). If you are registered for this free evening and can't come, please cancel as soon as possible so that others can register. If you're on the waitlist, keep your eye on the site, as there are inevitably last minute cancelations. For more info, contact Marn Norwich at[masked] [masked] or see www.vancouverwritingcourses.com

Women's Writing as Healing Workshop (Series 2)

TBA

CA$36.75

• Express your truth • Experience the healing power of your words • Access your creativity • Empower yourself • Expand yourself as a writer • Share your writing and hear others' words • Get inspired! • Connect with other wonderful women! Join an intimate circle of women for a journey toward self-healing through written expression. The workshops include check-ins; guided visualization; inspiring writing prompts; exercises to invite us to connect with the creative, the divine and ourselves through writing; optional sharing of writing; individual energy healing; and dialogue. No writing experience required! For these workshops, Marn Norwich fuses her background as an intuitive energy therapist with her experience as a writing workshop facilitator (http://marninorwich.com/intuitive-energy-work/). Workshops are designed to empower women to connect with their creative selves and inner knowing while giving and receiving support in a safe, welcoming environment. The workshop runs four Tuesday evenings from February 26 through March 19, 2019 and will be held at a private venue at 40th and Victoria Drive. Reserve your seat for the full workshop (8 hours): $130 + GST= $136.50 A la carte sessions are available for $35 + GST = $36.75 The course requires a minimum of four pre-paid registrants to run. To register, RSVP on this site and send an e-trasfer to [masked] To pay in class, please contact Marn. "Wednesdays are now the highlight of my week, thanks to Marn and her warm generous spirit! She has a gift for creating a beautiful, safe, and sacred space, allowing for thoughtful dialogue, tranquility, self-reflection, and empowerment. I have never felt so comfortable and am excited to continue my journey with these wonderful women! I can't thank you enough, Marn." - Jasmine, Vancouver, BC Writing is a time-honoured road toward healing! Scientific studies demonstrate that writing plays a significant role in physical and psychological healing (http://writing4recovery.com/scientific-studies/ ). Benefits include: reduction in anxiety, depression and blood pressure; and improved cognitive function, sleep, social connection and immunity. For more info about expressive writing as a healing tool, see Writing for Recovery (http://writing4recovery.com/). If you are registered for this free evening and can't come, please cancel as soon as possible so that others can register. If you're on the waitlist, keep your eye on the site, as there are inevitably last minute cancelations. For more info, contact Marn Norwich at[masked] [masked] or see www.vancouverwritingcourses.com

Creative Writing Power-Pack

TBA

CA$36.75

Join writing instructor and author Marn Norwich for a free intro to a six-part creative writing medley workshop series. The Power-Pack is constructed around eight "rules" for writers and how we can incorporate them into our writing and our lives. Through prompts, writing games and the perspectives of great writers, the Power-Pack encourages participants to get inspired, write, experiment and keep on writing! Classes include: • Exploration in the genres of poetry, creative nonfiction, expressive writing + your choice genre • Input, ideas and inspiration on the creative writing process • Writing exercises and/or prompts to inspire • Optional, non-critical reading of our work • Opportunity to meet fellow writers The workshop runs six Wednesday evenings, from January 30 through March 13, 2019 (no class on March 6) and will be held at a private venue at 40th and Victoria Drive. Reserve your seat for the full workshop (12 hours): $200 + GST= $210.00 A la carte sessions are available for $35 + GST = $36.75 The full course requires a minimum of four pre-paid registrants to run. To register, RSVP on this site and send an e-trasfer to [masked] To pay in class, please contact Marn. “Marni Norwich’s natural ability to create a supportive environment conducive for creative writing is simply unparalleled!” - Caroline Crowe, Librarian, Vancouver Public Library These writing workshops are safe, intentional environments conducive for creative exploration and expansion. Participants are encouraged to relax and enjoy while they connect with other writers and themselves. For more info, contact Marn at[masked], [masked] or see http://www.vancouverwritingcourses.com

Free intro to Creative Writing Power-Pack

Vancity Commercial Drive Community Branch

Join writing instructor and author Marn Norwich for a free intro to a six-part creative writing medley workshop series. The Power-Pack is constructed around eight "rules" for writers and how we can incorporate them into our writing and our lives. Through prompts, writing games and the perspectives of great writers, the Power-Pack encourages participants to get inspired, write, experiment and keep on writing! Classes include: • Exploration in the genres of poetry, creative nonfiction, expressive writing + your choice genre • Input, ideas and inspiration on the creative writing process • Writing exercises and/or prompts to inspire • Optional, non-critical reading of our work • Opportunity to meet fellow writers The free intro workshop is generously hosted by Vancity and will be held at the Vancity Community Stage, at 1675 Commercial Drive, on Wednesday March 6, 2019, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. As a courtesy to others who may want to register, kindly register for only one of the three free January intros. There will be a Q + A period in which you may inquire about the other courses. If you are registered for this free evening and can't come, please cancel as soon as possible so that others can register. If you're on the waitlist, keep your eye on the site, as there are inevitably last minute cancelations. No-shows will not be invited to register for further free intros. The full workshop runs six Wednesday evenings, from March 20 through April 24, 2019 and will be held at a private venue at 38 + Victoria Drive (exact address will be sent after registration). Reserve your seat for the full workshop (12 hours): $200 + GST= $210.00 ($10 savings) A la carte sessions are available for $35 + GST = $36.75 The full course requires a minimum of four pre-paid registrants to run. To register, RSVP on this site and send an e-trasfer to [masked] To pay in class, please contact Marn. If you are experiencing financial hardship and would like to request support with tuition, please contact Marn. “Marni Norwich’s natural ability to create a supportive environment conducive for creative writing is simply unparalleled!” - Caroline Crowe, Librarian, Vancouver Public Library These writing workshops are safe, intentional environments conducive for creative exploration and expansion. Participants are encouraged to relax and enjoy while they connect with other writers and themselves. For more info, contact Marn at[masked], [masked] or see http://www.vancouverwritingcourses.com

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Creative Writing Power-Pack

TBA

CA$36.75

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