The Mission


Words, Rhymes & Life is a nonprofit organization working to rescue the novel from a dark and untimely demise.

We put actual books into the actual hands of youth and young adults who are hungry for words but short on resources, and we connect them with a community of urban readers through free recreational programs offered all over the GTA.

We also offer free collaborative writing workshops for Next Generation writers coming up with exciting contemporary, out-of-the-box prose that doesn’t quite fit a “literary” stereotype (you know, written by a professor…about a professor), and we strive to connect them with quality resources for professional development.

THE MISSION
Words, Rhymes & Life is a nonprofit organization working to rescue the novel from a dark and untimely demise.
We put actual books into the actual hands of youth and young adults who are hungry for words but short on resources, and we connect them with a community of urban readers through free recreational programs offered all over the GTA.
We also offer free collaborative writing workshops for Next Generation writers coming up with exciting contemporary, out-of-the-box prose that doesn’t quite fit a “literary” stereotype (you know, written by a professor…about a professor), and we strive to connect them with quality resources for professional development.

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BOOKS

22

PEOPLE

12

MONTHS

1000

MEMORIES

Groups of five.

One book a month. Six months. One hour a week.

Read sick stories about diverse characters and tell us what you think. Books are yours to keep. No cost to participate. No reason not to.

You can sign up IF you're between 12 and 34 years old; you're ready to read literary fiction; and you can make it to our Scarborough location once a week.

Participants from North York, Downtown TO, Markham, Durham and Etobicoke are all welcome as long as they can make it to our sessions.

For a sample reading list, click here.

To register, call 416-460-6236 or submit this.

GET LIT

GET LIT

Groups of five.
One book a month. Six months. One hour a week.
Read sick stories about diverse characters and tell us what you think. Books are yours to keep. No cost to participate. No reason not to.
You can sign up IF you're between 12 and 34 years old; you're ready to read literary fiction; and you can make it to our Scarborough location once a week.

Participants from North York, Downtown TO, Markham, Durham and Etobicoke are all welcome as long as they can make it to our sessions.

For a sample reading list, click here.

To register, call 416-460-6236 or submit this.

Groups of five.
Essays on craft, resources for revision. Constructive critique and collaborative energy. All materials provided are yours to keep.
Come find a way to tell your story before someone does it better.
For a sample list of resources, click here.
To register, call 416-460-6236 or submit this.

 

 

 

 

 

Groups of five.

Essays on craft, resources for revision. Constructive critique and collaborative energy. All materials provided are yours to keep.

Come find a way to tell your story before someone does it better.

For a sample list of resources, click here.

To register, call 416-460-6236 or submit this.

 

 

 

 

 

Groups of five.

Essays on craft, resources for revision. Constructive critique and collaborative energy. All materials provided are yours to keep.

Come find a way to tell your story before someone does it better.

For a sample list of resources, click here.

To register, call 416-460-6236 or submit this.

NO TIME?

You can still help!
We rely on community contributions to purchase program materials for our participants. If you’d like to make a donation, click this $ sign.
You can also support Sick City Press, a new independent publisher whose financial contributions help make our programming possible. Check them out here while they finish setting up shop.

NO TIME?

You can still help!

We rely on community contributions to purchase program materials for our participants. If you’d like to make a donation, click this $ sign.

You can also support Sick City Press, a new independent publisher whose financial contributions help make our programming possible. Check them out here while they finish setting up shop.

NO TIME?

You can still help!

We rely on community contributions to purchase program materials for our participants. If you’d like to make a donation, click this $ sign.

You can also support Sick City Press, a new independent publisher whose financial contributions help make our programming possible. Check them out here while they finish setting up shop.

WHY LITERARY?

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