Fund Writers

image: Ximena Gonzalez

image: Ximena Gonzalez

Let’s make sure that Write On continues for a new cohort of participants in 2020!

Your donation will help d.talks to bring this workshop back, elevating the conversation about design in Calgary. An anonymous foundation will match all donations up to $10,000 to double the impact of your gift.

Your gift is eligible for a charitable tax receipt and can be made through either of the links below. By directing it to the Writers Fund, you will ensure we can reach the match and deliver Write On in 2020!


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These workshops immersed me within the world of thinking and writing about architecture and design, which has long been a passion of mine but one I didn’t feel I had the knowledge or experience of to really do justice to in writing.
— Emily
I gained insight into how professional writers develop proposals, undertake research, and approach publications. I learned analytical techniques for evaluating buildings from accomplished architects and critics. I also learned writing strategies from successful writers and educators.
— Andrew
[T]he workshop gave me the needed information and confidence to start pursuing some opportunities and I hope to continue down this path.
— Caroline
The tour of the National Music Centre gave me techniques to use to examine other buildings and the experience of moving through them.
— Pamela
The most important aspect of the program was the chance to meet regularly with a group of other writers interested in advancing critical design writing in Alberta. The breadth of their professional and personal experiences shaped each session and informed lively discussions.
— Andrew
It was so important to connect with people in Calgary wanting to write.
— Ciara

Read about the 2019 Write On Workshop.