Brilliance Is the Clothing I Wear


A diverse anthology of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction compiled from writers in the mental health and addiction communities.

The latest in InkWell Workshops’ groundbreaking anthology series, this volume features poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction from twenty-eight talented writers who are participants in the workshops. Led by accomplished professional writers with “unruly minds,” InkWell is a liberatory project that offers free creative opportunities to people with mental health and addiction issues. With themes of nourishment and desire, madness and connection, grief and hunger for a new world, these are fierce writings from the margins: honest, defiant, funny, and wise.


The authors of the pieces collected in this anthology are clad in brilliance ... Through their collective vulnerabilities and sensitivities, they seek to guide and welcome us into a community of bravery and battered hearts.

winner of the Trillium Award for Poetry

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InkWell Workshops

Posted by Kendra on February 18, 2020

InkWell Workshops

InkWell Workshops offers creative writing workshops to adults living with mental health and addictions issues led by accomplished professional writers with lived experience. Founded in 2016, the workshops bring together a lively, intergenerational mix of emerging talents from every part of Toronto.