Groups & Events

Graduate Writing Group

Weekly drop-in online group for graduate students

Join us for a weekly virtual drop-in writing meetup. The Graduate Writing Group offers a supportive
environment to work on course assignments and thesis work.

Runs Thursdays (starting October 28) from 11:30am to 1pm PT.

How to join:
Register on Zoom

 

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11:30AM – 1PM PT every Thursday

Online

Letter Writing Club

Bringing back snail mail

Letter Writing Club is BACK starting October 27, 2021!

We may say letter writing but we’re up to so much more! Pop into our Zoom room on Wednesdays between 3:30 – 4:30PM PT 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!

Enter your ECUAD email below to have the meeting link sent straight to your inbox!

    Or you can e-mail writingcentre@ecuad.ca directly for the link and if you have any questions.

    • What: A club for letter writers from all backgrounds
    • Who: All students, regardless of experience.
    • When: Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:30PM PT
    • Where: Online in a Zoom room

     

    3:30 – 4:30PM PST every Wednesday

    Online

    Pandemic Stories

    Weekly drop-in online writing group

    Join this weekly Zoom drop-in space to explore your pandemic stories through writing. Each Thursday’s lunch hour session from 11:30AM – 12:30PM will centre around a theme: joy (Oct 21), nourishment (Oct 28), connection (Nov 4), growth (Nov 18), humor (Nov 25), comfort (Dec 2), coping (Dec 9), grief (Dec 16). No previous writing experience is needed to join this space, just a desire to connect and reflect. Feel free to stay for an additional half hour until 1:00.

    Each session will start with a collaborative writing ice breaker. Then we will have time to work on our own writing separately. At the end of each session there will be an option to go around and share what we are each working on, and share resources as needed. Come with an idea or respond to a prompt. The group will meet weekly throughout the semester – you can drop in to single sessions and do not need to sign up for the whole series.

    A zine publication will follow at the end of the program You may choose to submit works that you started and/or finished during the sessions. You can choose to be named, or remain anonymous in the printed zine. We will focus on writing in the space but you can submit other kinds of printable media as well – drawings, photographs, etc. Curated and hosted by Sunny Nestler.

    TO JOIN US:

    Please register here (just your name and e-mail is required) for any session in this series and you will receive a unique room link (please do not share–it only works for you!) You should only have to register once and the link will work for any of the sessions.

    Photo: Sunny Nestler

    Thursdays, October – December 2021

    Online

    The Writing Challengers

    Develop a regular writing practice

    Want to develop a regular writing practice, but need the motivation and encouragement to start?

    Starting in October 2021, join fellow Writing Challengers in developing a regular writing practice and receive support along the way!

    We meet once a week to discuss our writing, maybe share some things we have written, give/get feedback, and motivate one another.

    If you’ve been looking for a cosy community of writers to share the trials and triumphs of the craft with, then this is where you’ll find it!

    MEETINGS:

    Every FRIDAY (starting Oct 1)
    11:30 – 12:30PM

    Enter your ECUAD e-mail below to have the link sent straight to your inbox!

      OR you can e-mail writingcentre@ecuad.ca directly for the link and if you have any questions.

      • What: A supportive weekly writing group that motivates and encourages a regular writing practice
      • Who: All students, regardless of experience
      • When: Fridays, 11:30AM – 12:30PM PT
      • Where: Online in a Zoom room

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      11:30AM – 12:30PM every Friday

      Online

      Faculty Writing Group

      For Faculty to get some writing done!

      The Faculty Writing Group has been one of the Writing Centre’s most beloved programs. Every week, faculty colleagues gather to talk (a little) about their writing projects and goals; we then set timers and write, getting done in 90 minutes what can take hours without the accountability of a writing community.

      This year, we will experiment with running the group both in-person and online AT THE SAME TIME:

      Fridays from 10:00 – 11:30am PT

      To attend in person, please join us room D2435 (masks required).

      To attend via Zoom, have the link automatically sent to you by entering your e-mail below, OR you can e-mail writingcentre@ecuad.ca to request it.

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        10 – 11:30AM PT every Friday

        Campus and online

        On Edge Reading Series FALL 2021

        Open to ECU and the public

        The Writing Centre presents the On Edge Reading Series FALL 2021, which seeks to enrich literary and writing communities both inside and outside of the Emily Carr University community.


        FEATURING:

        All readings are on a Tuesday, start at 6pm PST and offer ASL interpretation.

        SEPT 21, 2021 with Dallas Hunt (in-person at Rennie Hall at ECUAD with livestream available*)

        OCT 5, 2021 with Leah Horlick (in-person at Rennie Hall at ECUAD with livestream available*)

        OCT 26, 2021 with Chantal Gibson (online only):

        Register in advance for Chantal’s reading:

        https://emilycarru.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Erf–oqDooG9PMmuIGyXFsuK8VWeNl5sHc

        After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the reading.

        NOV 16, 2021 with Jas Morgan (online only):

        Register in advance for Jas’ reading:

        https://emilycarru.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5ApdO-grzgsH9AhQYUhZGoRo7K8neGZIqwc

        After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the reading.


         

        * E-mail onedge@ecuad.ca for the Zoom livestream link.

        Organized and hosted by Mercedes Eng and Vance Wright.

        Everyone is welcome!

        The On Edge series showcases the work of: writers who are doing the freshest, most interesting, and relevant work, and poets who are also volunteers, literary award winners, social justice organizers, prison abolitionists, literary organizers, dancers, managing editors, filmmakers, creative writing instructors, and scholars. The On Edge programming serves to enrich literary and writing communities both inside and outside of ECUAD. The series is support by the Emily Carr Writing Centre with grateful acknowledgement to the Canada Council for the Arts and the Coast Salish First Nations whose traditional lands we are on.

        This season’s poster (click to enlarge):

        How to join or get more information:

        Please register at the above registration links to receive reading details for Chantal and Jas. You may e-mail onedge@ecuad.ca for livestream links for Dallas and Leah, or if you have any questions!

         

        September to November 2021

        In-person and online

        Wordsmiths Online

        Creative writers unite!

        Wordsmiths Online is back September 15th and will run every WEDNESDAY in the Fall.

        Creative writers! Join us in a Zoom room every week 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.)

        Wordsmiths will be facilitated by our tutors Elijah and Thymian!

        Enter your ECUAD email below to have the meeting link sent straight to your inbox!

          Or you can e-mail writingcentre@ecuad.ca directly for the link and if you have any questions.

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

          4:30 – 6PM PST every Wednesday

          Online

          Daily Writing Challenge (August 2021)

          Join our daily writing challenge with word prompts!

          The Daily Writing Challenge is BACK for the month of August!

          Want to develop a regular writing practice, but need the motivation and encouragement to start?

          Starting Tuesday, August 3rd, join the month-long Writing Challenge and receive support along the way! There will be a different writing prompt each day to inspire you, and we will host optional weekly video meetings to chat and share our successes and stumbling blocks.

          Meetings are 12-1pm PT on Fridays, starting August 6th.

          (Current Challengers, if you want to continue, simply access the same chart link!)

          The Challenge is facilitated by WC tutors Vee and Tao.

          For any questions and to join, please e-mail us at writingcentre@ecuad.ca with the subject “Writing Challenge”!⁠

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          August 2021

          Online

          Daily Writing Challenge (June 2021)

          Join our daily writing challenge with word prompts!

          Want to develop a regular writing practice, but need the motivation and encouragement to start? Join the June Writing Challenge and receive support along the way!⁠

          We will host optional weekly video meetings every Friday in June from 12 – 1PM PT (starts June 4) to chat and share our successes and stumbling blocks.⁠

          NOW WITH OUR VERY OWN DAILY WORD PROMPTS!!! (NEW! NEVER BEFORE SEEN!)

          The Challenge is facilitated by WC tutors Vee and Tao.

          For any questions and to join, please e-mail us at writingcentre@ecuad.ca with the subject “Writing Challenge”!⁠

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          June 2021

          Online

          Daily Writing Challenge (July 2021)

          Join our daily writing challenge with word prompts!

          DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, the Daily Writing Challenge is BACK for the month of July!

          Want to develop a regular writing practice, but need the motivation and encouragement to start?

          Starting Monday, July 5th, join the month-long Writing Challenge and receive support along the way! There will be a different writing prompt each day to inspire you, and we will host optional weekly video meetings to chat and share our successes and stumbling blocks.

          Meetings are 12-1pm PT on Fridays, starting July 9th.

          (Current Challengers, if you want to continue, simply access the same chart link!)

          The Challenge is facilitated by WC tutors Vee and Tao.

          For any questions and to join, please e-mail us at writingcentre@ecuad.ca with the subject “Writing Challenge”!⁠

          Mountain graphic: vecteezy.com

          July 2021

          Online

          Upcoming events

          See full calendar

          Wednesday, Dec 8

          4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
          WORDSMITHS (Thymian and Elijah)
           

          Thursday, Dec 9

          Friday, Dec 10

          Wednesday, Dec 15

          Thursday, Dec 16

          Friday, Dec 17

          Thursday, Dec 23

          Friday, Dec 24

          Thursday, Dec 30

          Friday, Dec 31

          Thursday, Jan 6

          Friday, Jan 7

          Tuesday, Jan 11

          Thursday, Jan 13

          4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
          WORDSMITHS (Thymian and Elijah)
           

          Friday, Jan 14

          See full calendar

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