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Writing Our Futures (formerly Pink Ink)

Writing Our Futures is an informal creative writing drop-in for queer and trans spectrum youth aged 14-29.

Do you have a story to tell? We want to hear it! Different languages - bring it. Original style - explore it. No one can tell your story but you - hope you share it ... 

Who: Queer and trans youth under 29

When: 10-week sessions run 2 times per year


  • no writing experience required
  • have fun and meet other youth artists
  • learn writing, editing, performance and publication skills
  • opportunities to contribute to the annual Pink Ink zine and to perform at the launch event
  • all writing and storytelling styles and levels welcome
  • affirming and welcoming of 2-spirit people, queer and trans spectrum people, people of colour, people with varying abilities, different languages, communication styles
  • snacks and TTC tokens provided, ASL interpretation available upon request, child-friendly, all languages welcome, presented in English

Contact Patrick at

Writing Our Futures is currently on break, look for it in 2018!

This program has been made possible with support from the Toronto Arts Council.
Additional supporters: SKETCH, Buddies In Bad Times Theater, Toronto Library, K.M. Hunter Foundation

Past Zines created by Pink Ink

About the Facilitator

Patrick Salvani or Ms. Nookie Galore is a genderqueer drag queen, writer, arts and program facilitator for SOY. They are the FatherMom to the largest Queer and Trans people of colour show, The Drag Musical.  Patrick's work has been featured in CBC Arts, AGO First Thursday, Rhubarb Festival and Mayworks, and published in the book Diasporic Intimacies and Marvelous Grounds.