Odes to Montreal


Course Description

In this 12-week course, writers will collaborate to create a multi-genre (poetry, playwriting, non-fiction, fiction, and hybrid forms) anthology of observations on public spaces in Montreal. For example: a short fiction work based in Schwartz’s Deli, a poetry collection connected to the Montreal Metro stations, or an interview series with Montreal-based writers…the options are unlimited! The course will involve reading works by Montreal authors and literature about the city. Site visits in Montreal will be part of the course, which will centre the use of writing prompts as a core methodology for creation and exchange. The course will explore interdisciplinary and visual-arts-based approaches to writing that encourage discussion, experimentation, and formal innovation. The course will focus on writers’ and creators’ passions, interests, and individual visions as well as group collaboration and structured feedback sessions. The course will culminate in a reading of excerpts from these Montreal-based works. 

Please note that this course has a maximum enrollment of 12 students and that TMI does not allow participants to audit courses for free.

Course Details

Location: Atwater

First Session: Monday, September 18th, 2023

Course Length: 12 weeks, Mondays, 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Instructor: Erin Lindsay     

Degree Credit: 3.0 credits

Course Fee: 

$190.00 (writing course tuition)

Administration Fee:



$225.00 (writing course tuition)

Course fees are refundable in full before the first session. There will be no refunds issued after the first session. Please note that non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal.

Students pursuing studies for credit are encouraged to consult with their advisers as they register for courses.

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Questions? Stuck? Give us a call at (514) 935-9585
or email us at info@thomasmore.qc.ca