Expressive Writing Workshops

     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 @ Stanford Medical School”)


I. WRITING THROUGH CANCER, Gilda’s Club, Greater Toronto:  Ongoing:   Six week virtual expressive writing workshops throughout 2021-22. Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto. 

February 15, 2022: “Introduction to Writing Through Cancer, a 90 minute interactive session with Sharon, introduction and overview to the health benefits of expressive writing. To register: 416-214-9898

Spring Series begins: April 26, 2021. 6 weeks, 3 – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Limited to 12 participants Registration is required. Call 416-214-9898 for information and to register. Please contact Gilda’s Club for more information and to register. 416-214-9898

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… It has been such a gift for me to participate in this life-changing group.

 (Participant, “Writing Through Cancer” workshop)


II. WRITING THE HEART: Sponsored by Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, Toronto: Virtual expressive writing workshops for those living with cardiac disease or congenital heart defects, heart transplant and heart failure. Workshops offered virtually Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.

Thursday, February 3, 2022: Introduction to “Writing the Heart: Writing Ffor Health: A one-time session for any cardiac patient interested in expressive writing and health. Virtual. 1 – 2:30 p.m. Registration required. Contact Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Failure for more information and to register.

“Writing the Heart,” six-week writing workshop for cardiac patients, our Spring series begins Thursday, March 2, 2022, 1 – 2:30 p.m. “ Limited to 15 participants. Registration is required. For more information and to register,

“How deeply I needed to get out onto paper and into the world what is in my heart and what I have gone through. To make sense of it but also to articulate myself and in that find what I am actually feeling and thinking… this workshop came at the PERFECT time.”

(Participant, “Writing the Heart” workshop)

III: Expressive Writing: Writing for Health

New! January 13, 2022, 12 – 1:30 p.m. VIRTUAL The Centre for Living Organ Donation @ UHN: Introductory Expressive Writing Webinar with Sharon for organ transplant patients, their donors and families: January 13th, The Centre for Living Organ Donation @ UHN. Free. Registration via the link: