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Trivium Writing’s Story

Trivium began as one of the few university group projects that went smoothly.

While an undergraduate student, Léandre published his first book and worked at the writing center for three years. One afternoon, a student walked into the writing center and said, "my supervisor said my writing is so bad that it’s disrespectful to the reader." Léandre tried his best to help the student and, in the process, found a groundbreaking way to understand writing.

Not only did Léandre help the student complete her thesis, but he went on to teach the frameworks he’d discovered to more people in all disciplines. From this day on, Léandre has dedicated himself to helping people who aren’t writers with their writing. Léandre saw first-hand how painful writing can be, how important it is in a person’s career, and how schools need to do better with writing instruction.

At the end of his degree, Léandre took an advanced composition class, where he met Aris Kalamaras. The two were paired on a group project where a student had to edit another student’s blog post. Léandre wrote the first iteration of the Architecture of Writing methodology and the book The Architecture of Grammar (2021). Aris edited with care and expressed appreciation for the framework.

Years later, upon returning to Canada from a Fulbright fellowship during COVID-19, Léandre founded Trivium Writing in his parents’ basement. His original goal was to teach writing and make enough money to go to graduate school. But after joining a high-end business mastermind, Léandre expanded his vision, postponed graduate school, and focused on building Trivium.

A year into the business, Léandre received a message from Aris, who had seen his advertisements for some time. He expressed interest in helping the business, and a few months later would join Trivium as a Writing Specialist.