The Writers’ Circle

It feels good to express yourself and to be heard and understood, and that’s what we practice in The Writers’ Circle. Having the skills to put your experience into words is useful personally and professionally. Narrative writing has been shown to help some people process and recover from traumatic experiences. Writing helps you make sense of your world and The Writers’ Circle provides space and resources to do that.

NISA’s weekly Writers’ Circle meets on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. The group is always open to new members, providing a supportive and educational space to explore the craft and value of writing. To learn more or to get involved, contact Ella Jane Myers at or by phone at 705-222-6472 ext. 303

Writers’ Circle blog

In June 2019, members of the Writers’ Circle and NISA launched an official blog!

The blogappropriately titled Writing in Circlesis a place for writing and reflection: some of the work may touch directly on people’s mental health, some may touch on intersecting topics, and some will simply explore and develop the craft of writing.

The writers involved hope to showcase the diverse experiences of people who have faced mental health challenges; to create a direct connection to the stories and voices of these people; and to encourage thought, conversation, and understanding.

Check out some of the contributions so far by going to: Share it with others who enjoy reading, and, if you would like to learn about how to have your own writing included in the blog, contact us at