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InkFEST  Virtual Mental Health Writers Festival

InkFEST | Virtual Mental Health Writers Festival

Nov 14, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020
InkFEST | Virtual Mental Health Writers Festival

Time Sat Nov 14 2020 at 05:00 pm to Sun Nov 15 2020 at 02:15 am

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InkFEST | Virtual Mental Health Writers Festival, 14 November | Online Event | InkFEST | Virtual Mental Health Writers Festival
Announcing InkFEST! We are excited to announce our first ever virtual mental health writers festival on November 14th, in celebration of 5 years of InkWell Workshops. We've planned a full day of activities to creatively delight your body and mind.

All events will be held live on Zoom and auto-captioned.

Schedule & Tickets:

Yoga for Writers w/ Josh Cooper | 11 am - 12 pm EST

A disability friendly yoga class. Release tension from the body in this accessible and delicious sequence specially crafted for writers. We’ll visit key spots with love and attention, so you can feel nourished and inspired to write. Please have a sturdy chair (preferably armless) and tennis ball (or similar type ball).

Contact us at aW5mbyB8IGlua3dlbGx3b3Jrc2hvcHMgISBjb20= to let us know how we can best accommodate your disabilities!

$10 general entry | $5 disabled* folks | FREE for InkWell participants & Routes members

Writing the Self w/ Eufemia Fantetti | 2 - 3:30 pm EST

A generative writing class that will explore the me, myself, & I in memoir and essays.

$20 general entry | $10 disabled* folks | FREE for InkWell participants & Routes members

Books to Break Barriers: Writers Panel w/ Carrianne Leung, Rowan McCandless, & Dominik Parisien, Moderated by Kim Davids Mandar | 7 - 8:15 pm EST

In this panel discussion, we'll address barriers, both internal and external, and question how they challenge the wellness, creativity, and publishing success of experienced writers who live with mental health issues, chronic illness, and disability. How have writers pushed back by crafting other narratives in their fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction? Join us for a barrier-smashing conversation!

$15 general entry | $8 disabled folks | FREE for InkWell participants & Routes members

* Including chronic illness, autism, ADHD, Madness, mental health and addiction issues, Deaf and hard of hearing

InkWell Workshops is located on the territory of the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabek, the Huron-Wendat, and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory was the subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Anishnaabek and Allied Nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.

We do not tolerate racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Blackness, sexism, ableism, sanism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism, ageism, anti-Semitism, fatphobia, or any other form of discrimination. We commit to actively working against these systems of oppression on an individual and collective level, in ourselves and in others, and we are open to your suggestions on how we can do better: aW5mbyB8IGlua3dlbGx3b3Jrc2hvcHMgISBjb20=.


1. Accessibility
All events will be automatically closed captioned. For all other accessibility needs please contact aW5mbyB8IGlua3dlbGx3b3Jrc2hvcHMgISBjb20=.

2. I don't have a credit card, what can I do?
Send an e-transfer to aW5mbyB8IGlua3dlbGx3b3Jrc2hvcHMgISBjb20= or contact us for additional options.

3. What technology/experience do I need to participate?
While the events will be Zoom-based, you can also use your phone to call in! Also, you do NOT need a webcam! Links will be sent 2 days before the event.

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Tickets for InkFEST | Virtual Mental Health Writers Festival can be booked here.

Ticket Information Ticket Price
Donate a Day Pass for Disabled* Folks CAD 20
Day Pass - General Admission CAD 40
Day Pass - Disabled* Folks CAD 20
Single Raffle ticket CAD 5
3 Pack Raffle Tickets CAD 12
Yoga for Writers - General Admission CAD 10
Yoga for Writers - Disabled* Folks CAD 5
Writing the Self - General Admission CAD 20
Writing the Self - Disabled* Folks CAD 10
Books to Break Barriers - General Admission CAD 15
Books to Break Barriers - Disabled* Folks CAD 8
Day Pass - InkWell Participant Free
Yoga for Writers - InkWell Participant Free
Writing the Self - InkWell Participant Free
Books to Break Barriers - InkWell Participant Free
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About The Host: Free creative writing workshops in Toronto for people with mental health and addictions issues led by professional artists with lived experience.
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Nov 14, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020
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Sat Nov 14 2020 at 05:00 pm to Sun Nov 15 2020 at 02:15 am
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