Writing to Connect:
A Poetry Workshop with Renée Sgroi

Thursday, April 28, 2022
7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Online (Zoom)
Digital doors open at 7:15

Registration required:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please keep that personalized link handy; you will need it to get into the workshop.


It’s National Poetry Month! 

We’re delighted to be able to offer our members (and the wider writing community) access to a workshop with award-winning poet, educator and community arts organizer Renée Sgroi. A total delight who has taught college-level English and cultural studies for two decades, Renée will deliver a short, accessible talk on poetry and intimacy (the theme of this year’s National Poetry Month celebrations) before guiding the group through three short writing exercises.

This workshop is free and open to all, regardless of experience. Participants will have an opportunity to read snippets of their drafts to the group, should they feel like it, but there will be no pressure for anyone to share. This is just a fun opportunity to get some writing done in a group setting to prompts chosen by a sympathetic and experienced workshop facilitator.


Renée Sgroi has been described as “a poet of immense talent who can dwell on what appears to be the ordinary and everyday, even the mundane, and make you reconsider exactly what it is you are involved with” (erbacce-press). She is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, The Writers Union of Canada, and Canadian Authors Association–Toronto, where she serves on the executive committee. Her poetry has been published most recently in The Windsor Review and The /tƐmz/ Review. She has published one poetry collection, life print, in points, with erbacce-press, and is currently at work on a second.


Your poetry brain (we think it’s the right side—or is it the left?), your favourite cup of tea or other beverage, and of course a way to write, whether that involves pen and paper, a computer, a tablet, or (gasp) your phone.

Remember, you must register for this event in order to get the personalized link that will let you into the meeting. Here’s that registration link again: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpfuGgqzoqHdKOPJ_lrydjgXXPFc8EbS6_
Please note: This is not the same link you’ll use to get into the meeting. That link will be sent to you by email. If you don’t see it, please check your spam folder.

Questions? Email CAA–TO co-President Lee Parpart at leeparpart@gmail.com.

Planning ahead

Stay tuned to the Authors–Toronto “Events” web page for regular programming and event updates.

As always, we welcome your feedback on all of our activities. Email co-president Lee Parpart at TOpresident1@canadianauthors.org with comments, questions, or ideas about our programs and events.

We’re working to expand the number of writing circles that we can offer to members. We’re looking for branch members to launch and moderate new Authors–Toronto writing circles outside of the downtown core. Our Annex Writing Circle meets the second Thursday of every month at the CSI Annex and is at capacity, but we are open to working with new members to start another monthly group at the same location. Please email Lee at TOpresident1 at canadianauthors.org for more details about writing circles.

And if you know any writers who are not already members of Canadian Authors Association, please talk to them about the benefits of joining. To join Canadian Authors Association or renew your membership, click here.

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Thank you for your interest! We look forward to seeing you.

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