Groups & Events

Wordsmiths Online

Creative writers unite!

Creative writers! Join us for this weekly get-together for camaraderie, creative writing exercises, workshopping and relaxed conversation about creative writing, poetry and storytelling! Writers welcome at any stage of and with any kind of creative writing (graphic novels, poetry, scripts, etc.)

Please e-mail writingcentre@ecuad.ca for the link to the video chat room.

  • What: A club for creative writers–experienced or aspiring
  • Who: All students, regardless of experience.
  • When: Mondays, 4:30-6PM PST
  • Where: Online in a Bluejeans room

4:30 – 6PM PST every Monday

Online

Foundation Writing Group

Theme: Multilingualism

**Starts again Thursday, January 21, 2021.**

The Foundation Writing Group theme this year is:

Multilingualism:
Untangle your confusion about academic writing – Harmonizing your multilingual voices in writing

Was writing your Midterm essay a tiring, frustrating, and confusing process?

Are you trying to grasp what everybody in art school means when they say “writing goes hand in hand with artmaking?”

Didn’t you apply to art school so that you could, well, make art? But instead you’re just writing about art?

If you answer YES to any of these questions, you’re not alone!

We are happy to invite you to the annual Foundation Writing Group with the theme Multilingualism to better understand and practice Foundation year writing alongside other Foundation students.

Whatever language you speak, we know that it’s never easy to speak up when you’re in a new place alone. You might need some help to navigate this new online academic environment.

Hosted by Thu, a multilingual peer tutor at the Writing Centre, this group is where you can raise questions you’re too afraid to ask in class, answer other people’s questions, or simply just to check in with other Foundation students about their writing process.

Thu is a peer tutor who has worked with plenty of multilingual and international Foundation students on various genres, from the Formal Analysis to the Exhibition Review. She was editorial staff on the first Foundation Anthology and provided mentorship for the 2020 edition.

Come in with questions, drafts, plans, ambitions, and humour!

Please e-mail writingcentre@ecuad.ca for the link to the video chat room.

  • What: A group for Foundation students to practice and connect over writing, particularly (but not limited to) multilingual students
  • Who: All Foundation students, regardless of experience.
  • When: Thursdays, 11:30 – 12:30PM PST
  • Where: Online in a Zoom room

 

12:30 – 1:30PM PST every Thursday

Online

Letter Writing Club

Bringing back snail mail

**Starts again January 15th, 2021**

We may say letter writing but we’re up to so much more! Pop into our Zoom room on Fridays between 4-5PM PST and join us for writing, talking about postage, sharing ideas, mail art/pen pal community information and chats with fellow letter writing enthusiasts, among other things!

Please e-mail writingcentre@ecuad.ca for the link to the video chat room.

  • What: A club for letter writers from all backgrounds
  • Who: All students, regardless of experience.
  • When: Fridays, 4-5PM PST
  • Where: Online in a Zoom room

 

4 – 5PM PST every Friday

Online

Grad Writing Group

for graduate students

4 – 6PM PST every Tuesday

Online

Building Off Blocks Writing Workshops

Runs January + February 2021

In this three part series, Emily Carr University student and Writing Centre consultant, Jourdan Tymkow, will be leading writers through a collaborative series of exercises and discussions while utilizing Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s newest novel, Noopiming, as a container to think and feel through the following:

SESSION 1: JANUARY 25, 3:30PM PST

Befriend Writing Blocks:

In the first session we will start by getting comfortable with the group and then introducing writing blocks as intelligent entities that are separate from us, yet live within us and often leave us creatively stuck. This session concludes with practices to be in relationship with our blocks as a way to navigate “stuckness”.

SESSION 2: FEBRUARY 8, 3:30PM PST

Being Writing Blocks:

In the second session, the focus will be on working through our “stuckness” by embodying our blocks and allowing our bodily wisdom and somatic practices to shift the block into new ways of being that may be more helpful in the creative process(es).

SESSION 3: FEBRUARY 22, 3:30PM PST

Beyond Writing Blocks:

In the final session, we will integrate the emotional and bodily understandings of our personal creative and writing blocks by using exercises that emphasize creative and experimental forms of writing.

As this is a collaborative writing group, all shared thoughts, ideas, and exercises will (with consent) be available at the end of the series in a finalized document for future experiments and creative practice.

FACILITATION WILL BE TAKING PLACE FROM THE NEVER SURRENDERED, ANCESTRAL, AND TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES OF THE SQUAMISH, MUSQUEAM, AND TSLEIL-WAUTUTH PEOPLES WITH HUMBLE GRATITUDE.

All workshops will be hosted on Zoom and will be about 1.5 hours per session.

Please RSVP through: https://buildingoffblocks.eventbrite.ca
There will be a 12 person capacity with waitlist available.

January 25, February 8 and 22 at 3:30PM PST

Online

MORE TO COME! We are working on some fun events this coming year. Please stay tuned through our social media accounts for any announcements!