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 2023. Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto. 

Spring Series: Introductory session (1 hour): March 28, 2023. Virtual.

Six Week workshop (virtual), Begins: April 11, 2023 , 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 through 2023.

“Writing the Heart,” six-week writing workshop for cardiac patients, our next series begins Thursday, February 16, 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: NEW! WRITING YOUR TRANSPLANT STORY, sponsored by The Centre for Living Organ Donation @ UHN

2023 six week series begins: Monday, March 6, 2023. For organ transplant patients and donors. FREE. 1 – 2:30 p.m. Registration required. Limited to 15 participants. The Centre for Living Organ Donation@givelifeUHN.