Thursdays Writing Collective (TWC) runs free, drop-in creative writing classes at Carnegie Community Centre for members of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, an area challenged by poverty-related issues and beloved by residents for its optimism, activism and creativity.

TWC includes writers identifying as Indigenous, People of Colour, mixed race and white, trans and queer folks, survivors, and many other intersectional identities from different backgrounds. Our youngest writer is 18, our oldest is 87.

Collectively, we write poetry, short fiction, memoir, songs, prayers, rants, hybrid experiments and personal essays. We currently wish to share our writing, improve our writing skills and make connections within Vancouver’s literary community.

Since its inception in 2008, TWC has published ten chapbook anthologies with the support of Canada Council, City of Vancouver, Simon Fraser University and Carnegie Community Centre.

If you would like more information about visiting, please contact Amber Dawn at amberdawn@thursdayswritingcollective.ca

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