Workshops & Classes


WRITING THROUGH CANCER, Gilda’s Club, Greater Toronto:  Ongoing:   An 8 week series of expressive writing workshop for men and women living with cancer,

Fall and Spring, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., weekly.  Free.  Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto, 24 Cecil St, Toronto, ON M5T 1N2.  Call 416-214-9898 for information and to register.

Writing Through Cancer workshops will be ONLINE For the Remainder of 2020: We’ll be offering the “Writing Through Cancer” writing workshop online during the period of social isolation as we deal with the Corona Virus outbreak. 6 weeks, 3 – 4:40 p.m., Wednesdays. Registration required. Next series begins October 7th, 2020. Please contact Gilda’s Club for more information and to register. 416-214-9898

WRITING THROUGH CANCER, online:   Sharon’s blog featuring  bi-weekly writing prompts for those suffering from cancer, loss, hardship or any debilitating illness. loss or life’s challenges–available online.  To read and/or subscribe, visit:   OR   If you need inspiration to write from any difficult life experience, you’ll find it here.

WRITING THE HEART: First Expressive Writing Workshop for Heart Failure/Heart Patients. Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Ted Rogers Center for Heart Research, Toronto. 10 a.m. – 12 noon, 14th floor. Registration required. (Additional workshops later in 2020).

WRITING THE HEART, online:  A monthly blog from Sharon featuring reflections on the personal experience of living with heart failure with writing suggestions for anyone living with heart failure or other cardiac conditions.

Sharon is a masterful teacher and guide.. she creates a space of safety, creativity, and healing…Those who write with Sharon 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.

Members, Stanford Cancer Center writing group

 …Sharon Bray is magnificent…As a survivor, she understands…thoughts and emotions… in a way others cannot…The Writing Through Cancer program was as important to my personal healing process as any chemotherapy, radiation or medication I received.

–Participant, Scripps Green Cancer Center

     Sharon is an extraordinary teacher, whose gift is to create a setting where anyone, regardless of writing experience or talent, can feel comfortable in allowing his or her personal emotions to find expression in words. This is an unusual gift [and] makes each class a remarkable meeting, where the participants are often surprised at where their writing takes them, the experiences it brings up from memory, the feelings they consequently re-discover. These workshops change the participants. I know, because I am changed myself, and in ways that make me more fully engaged as a person, with others.

–Participant, Writers’ Workshop at Stanford Medical School

Sharon Bray is an extraordinary instructor who really knows her subject and makes the effort to know her students  and their capabilities.

–Student, UCLA ext.  Writer’s Program

Sharon is a gifted instructor and guide.  She brings knowledge, experience and sacredness to this process.

–Participant, ”Writing as a Healing Ministry”

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