A virtual place for writers to gather and be accountable

WRITE ON THE CLOCK  is a virtual meeting place hosted by Liesl Lafferty and Olesia Shewchuk for writers to gather and be accountable.

We offer scriptwriting workshops, short film labs, free writing drop-ins and write-a-thons.


Show up at 10am by zoom for a quick check-in with your writing goals. The timer goes on. Everyone goes on mute and you work on your personal writing project. Close with a brief check-out at the end – did you reach your goal?  

  • DROP-INS every Thursday 10am-12pmPT
  • WRITE-A-THONS First Friday of every month, 10am-3pmPT
    • Dec 03, 2021
    • Jan 14, 2022 (2nd Fri)
    • Feb 04, 2022
    • Mar 04, 2022
    • Apr 01, 2022
    • May 06, 2022
    • Jun 03, 2022
    • Jul 8, 2022
    • Aug 5, 2022
    • Sep 2, 2022
    • Oct 7, 2022
    • Nov 4, 2022
    • Dec 2, 2022

For the free DROP-IN and WRITE-A-THON Zoom link:


How is your script coming along? Do you have a draft collecting dust, a ripe idea ready to harvest, or a blank page staring back at you? Film, television, play, and web series writers join Liesl Lafferty on Zoom for her Scriptwriting Workshop in 2022. We meet once a week for eleven weeks on Zoom. You submit up to twenty pages every second week, hear your material read aloud, and receive facilitated feedback from associate writers. With five turns, for example, you can complete a full-length draft or five shorts during the Scriptwriting Workshop with the benefits of group feedback, focused deadlines, and community support. 

Instructor: LIESL LAFFERTY  

Cost: $350 CAD per session


  • Winter Session 2022 Tuesdays, Jan 11 to Mar 29 (except Feb 22) 10:00am to 1:05pmPT 
  • Spring Session 2022 Tuesday, Apr 13 to Jun 22 (except Apr 19 and May 24), 10:00am to 1:05pmPT 
  • Fall Session 2022. Tuesdays, Sep 20 to Dec 06 (except Oct 11), 10:00am to 1:05pmPT 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: Application for the Scriptwriting Workshop

Visit LieslLafferty.com

Liesl Lafferty (she/her) is a scriptwriter, story editor, dramaturg, and Jessie award-winning director, focusing mainly on creating and developing new works. She has facilitated scriptwriting workshops with Wet Ink Collective for 7 years, leading 18 intensives with 130 participants. With the enhancement of the online world due to the global pandemic, Liesl has recently mentored more than 100 writers from around the world. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC.


Have you wanted to make a short film but aren’t sure where to begin? Do you need some guidance and accountability to complete the film? Writers, actors and aspiring film directors, join Olesia Shewchuk on Zoom for her Short Film Lab. Meet once a week for a high-paced 12 weeks. The lecture portion of each class will guide you through the process of filmmaking in great detail from pre-production, production, post-production, to marketing, submitting the films to festivals and imdb. The interactive portion of each class will provide a supportive and motivating setting for sharing progress on your film (including reading your scripts out loud and getting notes) and setting personal goals for the following week as you make your film. No need to have a script in order to begin this class. This class ends with a screening of your films six months after the first class. Be prepared for a ride!


Cost: $200 CAD per session ($400 total)


  • Winter Session Part 1, 2022 6 Tuesdays, Jan 18 – Feb 22, 7-9pmPT 
  • Spring Session Part 2, 2022 6 Tuesdays, Apr 5-May 10, 7-9pmPT

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Application for the Short Film Lab 

Visit www.olesia.ca  

Olesia Shewchuk (she/her) has worked both in front of the camera as an Actor on TV (Siren, Kung Fu, Family Law) and behind the camera as a producer, director, writer, film editor, composer and story editor on over 75 short films and 5 feature films collectively. Her short films have won awards in film festivals around the world. Olesia graduated from the film production program at the Seattle Film Institute.

Any questions for Write On The Clock:

WRITE ON THE CLOCK is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.