Bookstore offers variety of courses for women



Anna Camilleri is currently facilitating the Anthology Incubator workshop at the Toronto Women’s Bookstore.


Anna Camilleri, editor of Red Light: Superheroes, Saints and Sluts (Arsenal Pulp Press) and co-editor of Brazen Femme: Queering Femininity (Arsenal Pulp Press) knows how difficult the publishing world can be.


That’s why she is currently facilitating a workshop called Anthology Incubator: From Pitch To Print at the Toronto Women’s Bookstore.

“I’m offering this course because of the overwhelming request for advice, help and tips with writing proposals for publication, funding applications and actual requests for assistance with anthology development,” says Camilleri. “The course will help students learn how to brainstorm, formulate and present their ideas to interested publishers with confidence.”

But that’s not all the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, a non-profit venture known for their feminist and humanistic approach, has slated on their course calendar.

Their list of off-beat courses offered on site by visiting academic and professional instructors includes everything from how to succeed as a female entrepreneur to how women can learn more about yoga, sexuality, parenting, anti-racism and money management.

“Our mandate is to be an inclusive, information provider and community resource for events, political actions, women’s health care, self-care and different community groups,” says Janet Romero, the bookstore’s events co-ordinator.

Each course offered at the Toronto Women’s Bookstore is four weeks long unless otherwise mentioned and costs $52 per person to register.

“Last year we offered 13 courses ... the average number of students per course is 12 (maximum 15, minimum 10),” says Romero.

The bookstore also offers a select number of sliding scale spots to help offset prices for those experiencing financial difficulties.

For more information on books and courses available at the Toronto Women’s Bookstore visit, or drop by the store at 73 Harbord St.