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2023-09-04 15:44
We're pleased to announce the release of Issue 15 of the Dreamers Magazine, featuring our haiku contest winners. Get your copy now! The post Dreamers Magazine Issue 15 Now Available appeared… Read More
2023-08-30 15:50
"Gram finds a lounge chair in the shade, does her usual magic trick and recedes into the background..." The post A Swim with Gram appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2023-08-22 15:50
"She stares blankly until Elvis Presley’s silky baritone moves through my iPhone. 'Wise men say,' he croons..." The post Playlist Memories appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2023-08-21 03:05
In this article, we look at foreshadowing in literature, uncovering its significance, examples, and how it enriches our reading experience. The post The Magic of Foreshadowing in Literature… Read More
2023-08-16 15:50
"I’ve never seen a feather on the eggs in our fridge. I can’t tell dad this though. It will break his heart..." The post A Good Egg appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2023-08-10 22:27
Join us at the Dreamers Writing Farm for an unforgettable stay! Whether you seek a tranquil environment for writing or wish to explore various outdoor activities, The Dreamers Writing Farm i… Read More
2023-08-08 15:50
"A beautiful, hauntingly pale woman surrounded by eerie blue tones wears a crimson necklace..." The post We Are Here appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2023-08-02 15:50
"What I wanted was a big warm tub and a baby that just slipped right out like a little seal..." The post Heart Shaped Uterus appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2023-08-01 02:19
"The government shows no appetite for things like culinary experiences. It deserves a pilot study," adds Daniel. The post Cannabis Tourism in Ontario appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writ… Read More
2023-07-29 20:59
Sign up to receive the latest news about our accommodations, retreats, special offers, and exclusive subscriber discounts. The post Dreamers Writing Farm Newsletter appeared first on Dreamer… Read More
2023-07-25 15:50
"I call him Orion because under the blackest of skies he lies like a gentle beacon, embodying the spirit of a warrior..." The post A Dog Called Orion appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writ… Read More
2023-07-24 10:19
Calling all Canadian fiction writers! Here are 13 upcoming short story contests by Canadian literary organizations. Most offer cash prizes. The post Writing Contests and Awards in Canada ap… Read More
2023-07-19 15:50
"Tell you about what, or rather, who was left behind—on the gravel road outside of my house..." The post Write About It appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2023-07-11 15:50
"On Aquidneck Island in Narragansett Bay, I picked up a little work as a bareboat skipper..." The post The Choy Lee 50 appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2023-07-05 15:50
"Her eyes catch a medic alert necklace. On his right, she sees a rotary telephone, the handset firmly hooked..." The post The Calling appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2023-06-27 15:40
"My mother lifted me up to kiss my grandfather in his casket. I had never kissed my grandfather while he was alive..." The post The Fourth Face of Eve appeared first on Dreamers Creative Wri… Read More
2023-06-27 13:29
“Many embraced vitriolic authoritarians, who blamed our problems on the easiest scapegoat available: the immigrant..." The post Dance While the Music Plays appeared first on Dreamers C… Read More
2023-06-21 15:30
"The pillagers with their noisy knives, their silent radiation. You look like a moon crater with a shallow lake..." The post Oh, Seroma appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2023-06-15 15:50
The hospital room is crowded with chairs, monitors, an IV and the startling noise of my father’s breathing... The post Goodbye Dad appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2023-06-13 15:30
"Like white linen butterflies, envelopes flew and fluttered with each passing car. Refugees on the asphalt..." The post Envelopes appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2023-06-07 15:30
"Anger’s fierce light split the shell I wore, seared this grief-bruised brain, with fiery cleansing..." The post Stages of Grief appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2023-05-30 15:30
"My daughter’s line will be struck out, as that on so many others’ cards have been. Hasty burials at sea." The post Steerage (War Bride) appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writi… Read More
2023-05-23 15:30
She was like a hummingbird, always flighty and in movement, but my mother’s eyes were glued to the screen this time... The post The Namesake and the Unnamed appeared first on Dreamers… Read More
2023-05-17 15:30
"Each fall the sharp-eyed gannets arrived in long lines, plunging from the sky and learning how to swallow underwater." The post Left Home Torn appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2023-05-09 15:50
"He kept digging. The sound of the shovel reverberating off the rocks as if inside a sepulcher." The post The Last of Something appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2023-05-03 15:20
Aching claws and depression and addiction so deep, she sometimes just wants to sleep in her bed forever. The post A Bed as a Nest appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2023-05-01 23:00
Discover the power of therapeutic journaling and how healing writing can help you process emotions, trauma and other challenges. The post The Power of Therapeutic Journaling appeared first o… Read More
2023-04-25 22:04
Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Dreamers Creative Writing Stories of Migration, Sense of Place and Home Contest. Congratulations to the winners of the Dreamers 2023 Place and Home… Read More
2023-04-25 15:58
We're pleased to announce the release of Issue 14 of the Dreamers Magazine, featuring our micro nonfiction contest winners. Get your copy now! The post Extra, Extra, Magazine Issue 14 is Her… Read More
2023-04-25 15:40
One evening, slumped over his supper of boiled carrots and potatoes, Walter told her that there had been a meeting. The post The Mislaid Words of Gladys Prose appeared first on Dreamers Crea… Read More
2023-04-24 02:45
Looking for grants to support your writing? Check out our guide to grants for Canadian writers and discover new funding opportunities! The post Grants for Canadian Writers appeared first on… Read More
2023-04-17 23:00
Discover how learning to craft a compelling backstory can elevate your storytelling and take your writing to new heights. The post The Importance of Backstory in Storytelling appeared first… Read More
2023-04-08 03:49
When we read a story or watch a movie, we often get transported to a different world. This world is the setting, and it plays a crucial role in the story. The post Crafting a Memorable Sett… Read More
2023-03-14 15:10
As spring morphed into summer an idea sprung forth - a sanctuary on the veranda. It would be a soothing space. The post Counseling in the Time of Covid appeared first on Dreamers Creative Wr… Read More
2023-03-08 23:02
The hurricane hit like an old boxer—sapped of its former power, but still dangerous. The post After the Storm first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The post After the Storm appe… Read More
2023-03-08 16:50
My sister is slowly killing me with every failed suicide. The one thing we have in common: We float. The post Kelly Cammack Poetry Collection first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The… Read More
2023-03-05 23:31
In this healing writing workshop, you will be guided through a series of lessons and prompts designed to explore themes from your lived experience. The post On Demand Writing to Heal Worksho… Read More
2023-02-28 16:50
I’ve been receiving gender-affirming therapies and waiting for the right time to come out to my son... The post Sacrifice first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The post Sacrific… Read More
2023-02-22 16:50
Having come to write a tribute to my son, but unable to wrap my heart around final words... The post Claudia Greenwood Poetry Collection first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The post… Read More
2023-02-14 16:50
When I feel insignificant, I reconnect with past times by sifting through my extensive collection of business cards. The post My Past Reminisces Confirm My Present first appeared on Dreamers… Read More
2023-02-08 16:50
I want to understand humanity, but I can make no sense of this. This timeless tragedy plays out again and again... The post Nicole Farmer Poetry Collection first appeared on Dreamers Creativ… Read More
2023-01-31 16:50
You awake into the world where she’s gone, her life taken by a drunk driver while biking home in the cool night air... The post The Last Shift first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writi… Read More
2023-01-25 16:30
Today I tap my tail against a dandelion while admiring my ageless shadow The post Cat Remembers Being Young first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The post Cat Remembers Being Young ap… Read More
2023-01-17 16:30
Sanjay and I continued our daily chess games under the watchful eye of our parents, with long pauses and smiles... The post Your Every Breath first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The… Read More
2023-01-11 16:30
When you slipped away and their last murmuring prayers failed, when your glorious voice was forgotten in sorrow... The post K. L. Johnston Poetry Collection first appeared on Dreamers Creati… Read More
2023-01-03 16:30
What is my voice when it has nothing to imitate? Whose beauty is this but not the beautiful ones it mimics? The post There is something in the mirror first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writ… Read More
Magazine Issue 13 Now Available
2022-12-18 20:52
We're pleased to announce the release of Issue 13 of the Dreamers Magazine, including the winners of our Flash Contest. Get your copy now! The post Magazine Issue 13 Now Available first appe… Read More
2022-12-18 20:24
There is a day I often think of in its surreality, annulment and modifications of posture. You have found the beautification of shame... The post Dein Finger first appeared on Dreamers Creat… Read More
2022-12-18 19:42
Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Dreamers Flash Fiction and Nonfiction Contest. There were so many incredible stories this year! The post Results of the 2022 Dreamers Flash Contest… Read More
2022-11-29 16:30
Why ‘play’ Tai-Chi? It is simply joyous to be able to move around and control the body and cycle the energies. The post Chi and Me first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. Th… Read More
2022-11-23 16:30
Running along the new brick road. The grout is still young and lovely. My shoes grinding dirt into the grout. The post Blame the Bricks first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The post… Read More
2022-11-16 16:30
Old and young came together, embracing in their triumph, entangled in the throng’s euphoria. The post Daring to Dance first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The post Daring to Da… Read More
First Home
2022-11-08 16:00
Guilt-ridden Joshua wanted his father to understand. “I want to be a physicist. Politics are of no interest to me". The post First Home first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The… Read More
2022-11-02 15:00
I look back over these “poem a day” entries, I see my life reflected in four to sixteen-line purges. The post these are not poems first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The… Read More
2022-10-25 15:50
I briefly had a crush on the doctor who administered my vaccine. It was the elixir of biceps and hope. The post On Saturday first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The post On Saturday… Read More
2022-10-19 17:13
I was every fig on every fig tree. Those reckless writers warned the man and the woman not to eat me The post The Knowing first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The post The Knowing ap… Read More
2022-09-27 15:50
Never forget the terrible speed of birds skirting on top of green water. The earth’s rotation unseen through sunglasses. The post Never Forget first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writi… Read More
Grey’s Humanity
2022-09-12 23:46
The world shut down, and theatres went dark. We left everything ready for the next rehearsal, the set meticulously dressed. The post Grey’s Humanity first appeared on Dreamers Creative… Read More
2022-09-06 15:50
Pink sweaters sometimes bring strange weather here. Normativity is a macho badge, I am a growing symbol of myself. The post Ode to Tiresome Machismo first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writi… Read More
2022-08-31 15:15
Behind me like a waterfall, parting: for one moment, I glimpsed you beneath the lies and the masks and the violence. The post Frances Koziar Poetry Collection first appeared on Dreamers Crea… Read More
2022-08-23 15:50
The repetitiveness was mind-crushing. The cruise-lines he followed all day seemed like a prison. The post Gold first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The post Gold appeared first on Dr… Read More
2022-08-16 15:50
In harmony, in love Though all things end Even if it’s lightning in a bottle The post Melrose Place first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2022-08-09 15:40
Explore the words and worlds of those voices deemed too unruly. The term 'Crazy' undermines radical thought. The post A Portrait of Madness first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2022-08-08 01:55
Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Dreamers Haiku Contest! Thanks to our guest judge, Reinekke Lengelle. Read the winning haiku... The post 2022 Haiku Contest – The Winners! fi… Read More
2022-08-06 03:45
We're pleased to announce the release of Issue 12 of the Dreamers Magazine, including the winner of our Haiku Contest. Get your copy now! The post Magazine Issue 12 – Just Released fir… Read More
2022-08-03 15:50
it’s all garbage anyways that will just end up twirling around inside the Texas sized trash ball. The post an unknown package first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2022-07-29 15:10
The aliens are bacteria, viruses and fungi. They like to live in the most trendy spot in the right now: the bowels. The post Contagion first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2022-07-20 15:50
It glares down at me with a smug crustacean grin, and at once I have no question this is a lobster demon. The post Alice ‘n’ Lobsterland first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writi… Read More
2022-07-12 15:50
So many questions. Who was she, that she would bury a book? Would it be wrong to dig it up and read it? The post Finding the Narrator first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The post Fi… Read More
2022-07-06 15:50
I watch the door, I watch the window. And flinch at every noise. Dream every nightmare. The post Kimberly Foulger Poetry Collection first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The post Kimb… Read More
2022-06-14 15:50
The biting rainwater dripping down my back melds with something deeper, some knowing. The crow is still here. The post Storms Above first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The post Stor… Read More
2022-06-08 15:50
His scissors are soaking in soapy water. She turns and almost stabs him in the belly. He jumps back. The post Strife first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The post Strife appeared fir… Read More
2022-05-31 15:50
Pandemic poverty more floods and fires and here and there a Machiavelli who can smile and smile and be a villain. The post Nan Williamson Poetry Collection first appeared on Dreamers Creativ… Read More
2022-05-25 15:50
In the attic stands a cardboard mansion. I can relate to this wallpaper, slowly coming unglued inside this house. The post Finding Joy first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The post F… Read More
2022-05-17 15:50
She gave her life to art while her lover was tortured in the wing. My father would stare at the long avenues ahead. The post Opera first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The post Opera… Read More
2022-05-06 03:50
She held on, the nurses marveling at her tenacious strength. They declared that she was not letting go quite yet. The post My Mother’s Eyes first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing… Read More
2022-05-04 15:50
Anticipation is vulnerability. The looking-forward to small pleasures was getting him through these dark days of lockdown. The post Fear of Looking Forward first appeared on Dreamers Creativ… Read More
2022-04-26 15:50
where the humanity around me dissolves into bodies and the humanity within me dissolves into mind. The post 0200 December 1st first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The post 0200 Decem… Read More
2022-04-13 15:50
Will my life be analyzed through a feminist lens? It sure as hell would be boring if you approached it biographically. The post The Therapist Blues first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writin… Read More
2022-04-05 15:50
Marrying the kindest man you'd ever met still felt like a caging, only this time it was you who turned the key. The post Captured first appeared on Dreamers Creative Writing. The post Captur… Read More
2022-04-01 20:47
Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Dreamers Creative Writing Stories of Migration, Sense of Place and Home Contest. The post 2022 Place and Home Contest Results appeared first on Dr… Read More
2022-04-01 20:41
These days in every direction I look, the world is falling apart. Fires and floods and extreme temperatures. A global pandemic. Almost 100 million refugees in the world seeking safe haven… Read More
2022-04-01 20:25
Marja would write the curse, seal it in a film canister, and then, in the guise of being a welcoming neighbour, bury it in the roots of whatever Marja planted in the garden as a gift. The p… Read More
2022-04-01 19:54
As the video conference ended, quiet tears poured down her cheeks. She felt very small as if someone had taken her voice away. The post YYZ appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2022-04-01 19:42
I mourn for the words of nobodies who had vital lessons or exceptional stories to tell, but they died, and their words were never found. The post Letter to My Ghost Kingdom appeared first on… Read More
Dreamers Magazine Issue 11
2022-04-01 17:40
We're pleased to announce the release of Issue 11 of the Dreamers Magazine, including the winner of our Place and Home Contest. Get your copy now! The post Dreamers Magazine Issue 11 appeare… Read More

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