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From writing the textbook The Writer’s Craft in 2003 to writing The Canadian Guide to Creative Writing and Publishing, published 2023, Patricia has made helping others to improve their writing skills and find an audience a focus of her professional life. She has coached hundreds of people to find their creative voices and hone their craft. Currently teaching at University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies, Patricia also visits schools, festivals, and community groups, offering workshops on creative thinking, revision skills, and getting published.

If you would like to host a workshop at your event, community group, or school, please contact Patricia at