The Professional Writing Students' Association

Providing students with a safe and inclusive growth-space that aims to support, enrich, and encourage them to share and discuss their ideas with like-minded individuals.

Our Initiatives

Inventio

Inventio is an online literary journal that publishes works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry composed by post-secondary students around the globe.

Symposium

An annually held Symposium by the PWSA to showcase undergraduate students' writing, thinking, and expressions.

UniVerse Insights

UniVerse Insights is a podcast hosted by students for students, providing an opportunity to discuss and contemplate relatable topics.

Our Recent Events

Annual Symposium

The PWSA annually hosts a symposium during the end of the Winter term. Our theme for this year is R/EVOLVE, and we are proud to have invited PWSA members, esteemed faculty and student guests, and the general public to our event in celebration of our panelists and their pieces.

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Our Episode with Award-Winning Writer Dr. Bucemi is out!

We encourage all members to be mindful of their words and interactions with each other, faculty, and alums to exhibit a professional demeanour both within and outside the PWSA and York University.

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Want to donate?

The PWSA is now accepting donations via e-transfer at [email protected]

Your donations help us run PWSA events and fund our publications, including Inventio, R/evolve, Sententia, Metanoia, and Liminalities web pages which display undergraduate students’ published works with us. 

For more information regarding donations, please reach out using the form below or email us.

Land Acknowledgement

We would like to begin by acknowledging the Indigenous Peoples of all the lands that we are on today. While we meet today on a virtual platform, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the importance of the lands, on which we each call home. We do this to reaffirm our commitment and responsibility in improving relationships between nations and to improve our own understanding of local Indigenous peoples and their cultures. 

York University’s land acknowledgement may not represent the territory that you are currently on, and we would ask that if this is the case, you take responsibility to acknowledge the traditional territory that you are on and its current treaty holders. 

York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities. 

We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.

From coast to coast to coast, we acknowledge the ancestral and unceded territory of all the Inuit, Métis, and First Nations people that call this land home. Please join us in a moment of reflection to acknowledge the effect of residential schools and colonialism on Indigenous families and communities and to consider how it is our collective responsibility to recognize colonial and arrivant histories and present-day implications in order to honour, protect, and sustain this land. 

In recognizing that these spaces occupy colonized First Nations territories and out of respect for the rights of the Indigenous people, please look for, in your own way, to engage in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.