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Write Your Way In with Deepam – 2 hour open workshop

September 7 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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Write Your Way In with Deepam

This two-hour workshop is for writers at all levels of confidence and expertise. Various prompts give each writer both inspiration and freedom to write the words they need to write. I welcome all written forms.
You will write, read, & listen deeply while painlessly honing your writing craft
Participation is limited to 6 to allow for ample writing time and rich individual feedback.

The cost for each unique workshop is $27.00 CAD, paid via PayPal or etransfer.


Author of the novel, What the Living Do, Susan Wadds’ publication credits include The Blood Pudding, Room, carte blanche, Funicular, & Azure Magazines, and The Waterwheel Review. She is the winner of WOW Magazine, Lazuli Literary Group, and The Writers’ Union of Canada’s prose contests. A graduate of the Humber School for Writers, Susan has been a certified Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) writing workshop facilitator since 2014.


Deepam’s wonderful workshops, delivered using the AWA method, have transformed my writing practice and profoundly informed my teaching strategies. By directing attention to what is strong in a piece of writing, the AWA method cultivates both skill and confidence. Rather than aggravate students’ anxieties through premature criticism, the AWA method allows them to encourage each other’s strengths. This generous approach builds trust and strengthens bonds in the writing cohort. The AWA method is a good way to write and a great way to get feedback, but its strongest gift may be the way it encourages us as fellow writers to receive each other’s voices with generous attention, deepening our own listening.

Julian Gunn, Instructor, Department of English and Creative Writing, Camosun College, British Columbia, Canada

As soon as I started taking workshops with Deepam, I knew I had to change how I taught creative writing. I was demoralized by seeing my students struggle to figure out how to support each other as writers, and the critiquing methods I was using often left both writer and critiquer deflated. The AWA method as practiced in Deepam’s workshops provided me with an understanding of how to reshape my own instruction to be more supportive while also providing valuable critique to the students. I now ask my students to tell their classmates what is working in their writing and what they can learn from those parts to strengthen the parts that may need more work. There is rigour in their critique that starts with appreciation.

Kari Jones, Author & Instructor, Department of English and Creative Writing, Camosun College, British Columbia, Canada



September 7
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Susan (Deepam) Wadds
(705) 323-4903
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