2023 Expressive Writing Workshops


Sharon is a masterful teacher and guide.. she creates a space of safety, creativity, and healing…Those who write with her begin to make positive meaning out of the difficult journey of cancer, and they also have the opportunity to discover and share a new voice–a voice of strength and story that will be honored in its sharing… It has been such a gift for me to participate in this life-changing group…  

Quite simply, it has changed my life.

Former participant,  “Writing Through Cancer” series

2022-23 Schedule of Workshops

Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research:   Writing the Heart,   A six week expressive writing workshop for cardiac patients, offered virtually through ZOOM.  Our winter series begins Thursday, February 16, running weekly for six weeks from 1 – 2:30 p.m.  Participants limited to 15.  Registration is requiredVisit www.tedrogersresearch.ca/writing for more information and to register.  For more information and an overview, see:  https://ourhearthub.ca/writingtheheart/

Centre for Living Organ Donation, UHNWriting Your Transplant Story, Six week expressive writing workshop for transplant patients, donors and their families. Participants limited to 15.   Registration required.  Centre for Living Organ Donation, UHNNext  series begins March 6, 2023.  Six weeks,  meeting time to be determined.

Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto:  Writing Through Cancer.   Open to Gilda’s Club members only.  Limited to 12 participants.)  Call Gilda’s Club (416) 214-9898 for information  on the next series and to register Registration is required Participants limited to 15.  SESSIONS:  March 28th, 2023, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Introduction to Expressive Writing, March 28th, 2023   Tuesday, April 11, 2023May 16, 2023, Writing Through Cancer workshop series. Six weeks,  3 p.m. – 4:30  p.m.    Registration is required.

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The sessions evoked …a whirlpool of emotions as I tried to pen down my thoughts and feelings inspired by the prompts…Your words of encouragement have empowered and healed us throughout the weeks.

Former Participant, Writing The Heart program

Sharon has a vast knowledge of the field and is able to tailor workshops to the participants’ and program needs…a professional in the best sense – she is a great communicator, self-sufficient and well-prepared…Dr. Bray is an amazing person – compassionate, funny, dedicated and brilliant. She changes people’s lives. 

Audrey Shafer, MD,  Founder, Medicine and the Muse Program, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics