The Writers’ Room

THE PLAYWRIGHTS’ WORKSHOP MONTRÉAL WRITERS’ ROOM IS A TWICE-MONTHLY ONLINE GATHERING OF PLAYWRIGHTS AND THEATRE CREATORS WISHING TO TAKE A BREAK FROM THE ISOLATION OF WRITING ALONE.

Participants write independently while touching base during the day in order to connect, share, and to foster solidarity in these exceptional times.

The Writers’ Room is led by PWM’s Artistic Director Fatma Sarah Elkashef and playwright and PWM board member Corrina Hodgson.

Click here to learn more about our team.

Over the course of a day we connect 3 times to meet, catch-up, speak about what we are working on, and share tools and inspiration.
10 am – Say Hi
1 pm – Share a brief Lunch
4 pm – Check out
NOW WITH EXTENDED DROP-IN HOURS!

After a series of meetings with PWM’s Accessibility Committee, the Writers’ Room is taking steps to make itself more accessible to all writers. The first of these steps is to invite writers to drop-in at their convenience. The drop-in time can be found on our google calendar.

Everyone is welcome during this time.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING ThE DROP-IN hours?

We welcome you to stop by and chat about what you are working on for the day.

Conversations pertaining to chronic illness, chronic pain, disability and other systemic barriers to creativity and creative practice are especially welcome in this space during this time.

If you have not been able to write or are struggling to find a way back to your practice due to illness or injury — with or without an official diagnosis — you are welcome here.

But you do not have to be ill or injured to attend.

You are also welcome to hang out and write if having a space where your work is witnessed serves you and your creative process.

Can I ATTEND REGULAR CHECK-IN’s AND THE DROP-IN HOURS?

Yes! Absolutely.

The Writers’ Room will continue to offer its three regular check-in times, in addition to having drop-in hours which will be added to our shared calendar.

You can attend the regular check-in times and stay for the drop-in hours.

You can come just for the drop-in hours (and you don’t have to stay for the whole time).

Or you can come just for the scheduled check-ins.

It’s YOUR Writers’ Room!


The meetings take place over ZOOM. To join the Writers’ Room, simply click on the link below to be added to the email list and shared google calendar.