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 Autumn workshops: the Women’s Writing as Healing workshop series + 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 September 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 the Women’s Writing as Healing workshops series, Tuesday September 10, 2019

Free Intro to the Women’s Writing as Healing  workshop series, Thursday September 12, 2019

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

Autumn 2019 Workshops

Please note that workshops comprise an ongoing 16-part series. Classes can can be taken out of series, as one does not build toward the next.

Women’s Writing as Healing Workshop:

*Tuesdays  6:30 – 9 p.m. September 17 – December 17, 2019

The workshop series is held at a venue near City Hall.

Reserve your seat for four workshops (10 hours) at a $10 discount: $160 – 10 + GST = $157.50

Reserve your seat for eight workshops (20 hours) at a $25 discount: $320 – $25 + GST= $309.75

Reserve your seat for the full four-month course (16 workshops = 40 hours) at a $70 discount: $640 – $70 + GST= $598.50

A la carte sessions are available for $40 + GST = $42

* Weeknight may be changed to accommodate women’s preferences

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.

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 lunch; a notebook and writing utensil/laptop; and five minutes’ worth of writing to share in a non-critical, listening circle.

Cost: $140 + GST = $147

Date TBA!

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.


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!


“Participating in Marn’s writing workshop has easily become the highlight of my week. …She has created a truly nurturing environment to allow for writers at all levels to flourish…Marn provides a space where we can all write freely, share vulnerably and hold each other with such compassion. When we get together in her workshop, it is absolute and pure magic.”

Annie Phung

Vancouver, BC

“ Something truly magical transpires through Marn’s facilitation. She leads by example, responding thoughtfully to each contribution, holding space, and validating where we are in our healing journey. Her intuitive, attentive approach creates a nearly palpable sense of safety and connection in the room, transforming strangers into a circle of trust, support, and inspiration…Attending her workshops is easily one of the best things I’ve ever done for my well-being, for my love of writing, and for my sense of wonder and appreciation for women.”

Amanda Hobbs

Vancouver, BC

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

Caroline Crowe, librarian,

Vancouver Public Library