Workshops & Editing

Maureen is an accomplished reader, editor and facilitator; she is available to do:

Poetry and memoir manuscript editing --  Maureen believes everyone's work benefits from the insights of a thorough, sensitive and creative editor. She's edited many poetry and nonfiction manuscripts, and is available for manuscript assessment, editing and publication advice.

Workshops -- Besides developing customized writing workshops for specific groups, Maureen has taught creative non-fiction at The School for Continuing Studies, the University of Toronto. She has also given workshops in high schools, community colleges, writers' centres and community centres in poetry writing, memoir writing, work poetry and poetry for young people.

Mentorship and one-on-one  sessions  -- Feeling stuck with your work? Need some feedback on it? Or some refining, redefining and re-energizing? Maureen offers both writing advice and workshopping responses to your work in one-on-one sessions.

Poetry readings -- Maureen has given dozens of readings annually since 1993, and has read across Canada, in Australia, Scotland and the United States.

Book Clubs -- Maureen has read at several book clubs, and "A huge hit!" is how the most recent  book club described her visit.  Has your book club had a poet visit to do a reading and discuss poetry and poetic processes?

AND -- Walking Tours!

River Poetry Walking Tours -- with fellow poets, Maureen Scott Harris, Dilys Leman, Anita Lahey and Nicholas Power, and in conjunction with Lost Rivers Toronto, Maureen offers walks with poetic insights that mark, celebrate and mourn specific sites along Toronto's Don and Humber Rivers.

Labour History walking tours   As a result of her work with David Kidd in developing Our Work:  Toronto Labour History Walking Tours,  Maureen now leads Toronto labour history tours (of historic Spadina Avenue and of Toronto’s Old Town) with local labour history enthusiasts JP Hornick, David Kidd, Sue Smith. Contact Maureen to arrange for a tour, or for a copy of the map.

For a flavour of the “Old Town” tour, co-sponsored by Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts and Jane’s Walks, check

Or for how over 70 people experienced the "Women's Labour History Walking Tour" on Toronto's Spadina Avenue for Mayworks/Jane's Walks, check Tina Todaro's 2014 article for the Canadian Media Guild: .

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