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Why Choose Our School?


We’re Inclusive

We welcome people of all identities, races, abilities, and interests. We share an inclusive, generous, and heart-centered point of view, and are committed to cultivating a culture of empathy and insight.

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Our Approach

We believe in the transformative power of creativity and that writing is a contemplative practice.

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Skilled and Supportive Teachers

Our teachers are knowledgeable and skilled in teaching the nuances of craft. They’re not just successful writers, they’re also past students. They have been where you are and can help guide you through our programs.

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100% Online

You can enjoy our programs from home, or wherever feels most comfortable. But that doesn’t mean you’re left on your own. In our discussion forums and small classrooms, you can get the support and engagement you need.

Founded by author Sarah Selecky, our online creative writing school approaches writing as an art, and also as a contemplative practice. Our programs respect your intellect and your intuition.
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  • Sarah Selecky Writing School

    “For those asking about writing, motivation, blocks: check out the Story Course. Smart, encouraging, practical.”

  • Sarah Selecky Writing School

    “I am so glad I pressed that button that registered me for this class. Why postpone joy? We deserve it, yes?”

  • Sarah Selecky Writing School

    ““I’m so glad I decided to take [The Story Course]. I haven’t written (creatively) in a long time, and I can’t figure out why. All of a sudden, just by being here, I’m starting to write again, and most importantly, I’m feeling excited about it.””

  • Sarah Selecky Writing School

    “Athough I’ve done many intense weeklong writing workshops with Giller and Booker nominated authors, my experience in last fall’s Story Intensive was one of the best writing courses I’ve taken.”

  • Sarah Selecky Writing School

    “Using Centered to enrich my writing practice has done wonders for my state of mind and my writing. It keeps me connected to my creativity, even when I am struggling to produce work in my own practice. It reminds me to write for pleasure.”

  • Sarah Selecky Writing School

    “I am writing. I am thinking about writing. Thank you!”

About Sarah

S arah Selecky started this school to help writers centre their relationship with writing, learn excellent craft and technique, and nourish their spirit as they work. Her first book, This Cake Is for the Party, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book, and longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her second book, Radiant Shimmering Light, was published in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the U.K., the U.S., and Poland. It's been optioned for television and will be a premium one-hour series. 

Visit Sarah on her website.


About Sarah Selecky Writing School


e’ve been offering vibrant online creative writing programs since 2010. Our holistic approach teaches writers how to cultivate a trust in mystery as they learn their craft, so they can have a healthy and happy professional writing life.

We believe that skill comes from study and practice, that magic happens when we create, and that our writing thrives when we are part of a supportive community.