Welcome to Writing for Trauma + Recovery!

My name is Marn Norwich, and I offer creative writing workshops for people who are recovering from trauma and drug and alcohol addiction.

I teach on-site at your rehabilitation centre and through the beautiful studio at Creative Coworkers.

My goal as facilitator is to offer the writing process as a means to support participants to unlock their creative potential and increase their capacity for self-reflection.

Scientific studies demonstrate that writing plays a significant role in physical and psychological healing. Benefits include: reduction in anxiety, depression and blood pressure; and improved cognitive function, sleep, social connection and immunity.

Whether participants are addressing their trauma on their own, with a therapist, or rehabilitating through a twelve-step-based recovery program, a SMART recovery program or another avenue, my classes provide a powerful asset on the journey to recovery.

Free introductory workshop

The next Free intro to the Writing for Trauma + Recovery workshop series  is on Thursday January 24, 2019, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The intro is generously sponsored by Vancity’s Commercial Drive branch and will be held at 1675 Commercial Drive. To register, join the Vancouver Writing Courses Meetup (it’s free, and you may quit at any time), and follow the online instructions.

Upcoming workshop series

The next Writing for Trauma + Recovery workshop series runs six Thursday evenings, from January 31 through March 7, 2019, and will be held at the beautiful studio at Creative Coworkers, 520 Alexander Street, Vancouver.

Reserve your seat for the full workshop (12 hours): $200 + GST= $210.00

A la carte sessions are available for $35 + GST = $36.75

To register, join the Vancouver Writing Courses Meetup (it’s free, and you may quit at any time), find the workshop series under “Meetups”, and follow the instructions.

Free introductory workshop for your facility

Contact me to book a free introductory class for your facility!



“Marni Norwich’s natural ability to create a supportive environment conducive for creative writing is simply unparalleled!”

Caroline Crowe, Librarian, Vancouver Public Library

“I have taught alongside Marni Norwich for the past seven years, primarily in recovery centres. Marni not only brings a wealth of knowledge to her classes but a spirit and empathy which allows room for people to express their innermost voices without hesitation. Marni creates this wonderful space consistently. Her dedication to her work shows in her preparation, her interaction and her follow-up. I recommend Marni’s classes for anyone wanting to add an extra tool to their healing kit. ”

Bonnie Nish MA, Arts Education
Executive Director
Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society
“Promoting The Arts That Inspire The World To Take Notice Of Itself”