On-site, studio-based + one-on-one creative writing workshops

Welcome to Vancouver Writing Courses!

We offer courses in Creative Writing, Writing as Healing and Writing for Trauma + Recovery!

We also offer creativity consulting, creative writing mentorships and ESL writing and speaking mentorships!

We teach on-site for your organization, out of an east side studio space, out of the beautiful studio at Creative Coworkers and one-on-one.

Organizations and schools hire us to:

Individuals hire us to:

We provide creative, poetic performance for events ranging from conferences to professional development days, from staff retreats to fundraisers.

We offer free introductory classes through our Meetup group.

For more info on our writing classes for people in trauma and recovery, please see Writing for Trauma + Recovery.

Our mission is to deliver exceptional writing workshops with a personal, compassionate and engaging delivery.

Current classes

See our Meetup for our Spring workshops: the Creative Writing Power-Pack, Women’s Writing as Healing + the Women’s Healing as Writing Retreat

Upcoming Free Intros

VWC offers free intros on a regular basis, so keep on eye on us if you think you may be interested in the future.

In Spring 2019, VWC is offering two free introductory writing workshops! These workshops are being generously hosted by Vancity and will be held at the Vancity Community Stage, at 1675 Commercial Drive.

Free Intro to Women’s Writing as Healing workshops series, Thursday June 6, 2019

Free Intro to Creative Writing Power-Pack workshop series, Wednesday June 5, 2019

To register for a workshop, follow the links, and join the Meetup (it’s free, and you may leave at any time).

Spring 2019 Courses

Please note that workshops are eight parts each, ongoing and can be taken out of series, as one does not build toward the next.

Women’s Writing as Healing Workshop:

Mondays  6:30 – 8:30 p.m. May through July

Eight-Part Package (16 hours): $320 – $20 + GST= $315.00 ($20 savings)

Four-Part Package (8 hours): $160 – $10 + GST = $157.50 ($10 savings)

Drop-in session rate is $40 + GST = $42

Women’s Writing as Healing Retreat:

Monday May 20, 2019, 11a.m. – 6 p.m.

$140 + GST= $147

Creative Writing Power-Pack:

Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  through July (No class on June 5)

Eight-Part Package (16 hours): $320 – $20 + GST= $315.00 ($20 savings)

Four-Part Package (8 hours): $160 – $10 + GST = $157.50 ($10 savings)

Drop-in session rate is $40 + GST = $42

For more info and to register for workshops, go to Vancouver Writing Courses’ Meetup, scroll to the workshop you want, sign up for the Meetup and follow the payment guidelines.

If you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact us for info about support with tuition.

Women’s Writing as Healing Retreat

Join an intimate circle of women for a journey toward self-healing through written expression. The day-long Retreat will be held at a private venue near Victoria Drive + 40th and at beautiful Trout Lake Park.

The Retreat will include a check-in; guided visualizations; inspiring writing prompts; exercises to invite us to connect to the creative, the divine and ourselves through writing; optional sharing of work; an intro to energy healing; and dialogue. No writing experience required!

Women are invited to bring a picnic lunch; a blanket to sit on; a notebook and writing utensil/laptop; and five minutes’ worth of writing to share in a non-critical, listening circle.

Cost: $140 + GST = $147

For more into or to register, see the VWC Meetup page.

On-site Creative Writing for schools!

Vancouver Writing Courses offers writing workshops in schools for students in grades 1 through 12. Contact us for regular or one-time workshops in your elementary or high school. We facilitate workshops for groups as small as 4 students and for whole-grade assemblies of 100 plus. Stay tuned for photos from our recent 100-student grade 10 workshop at Langley’s Walnut Grove Secondary School!


VWC has a Meetup group! Join us for workshops and classes in creative writing. We also offer free introductory classes on an ongoing basis.

Meetings provide new and seasoned writers with an opportunity to connect with local writers, dialogue about writing and the creative process, write to prompts and exercises designed to get us thinking and writing in new ways, get inspired and have fun!

“I have never seen a training with such lasting impact! Thanks again for taking such great care to respond to our needs.”

Astarte Sands, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, MOSAIC

“Marni Norwich’s natural ability to create a supportive environment conducive for creative writing is simply unparalleled!”

Caroline Crowe, Librarian, Vancouver Public Library