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  • Emanda was a delight. She knows her stuff and also has a wonderful sense of humour. Her feedback was thorough and thoughtful and I couldn't have asked for a better teacher to guide me through the first steps of my creative writing journey.

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    Catherine

    Student, 2020
  • Inge's approach is friendly, inviting, and open-minded which helps people get over hangups they may have about revealing themselves through writing.

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    M. Porter

    Student, 2020
  • The course was fun and it stimulated my desire to dig deeper and write with a different approach than I normally do. All the readings were dynamic.

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    Marianne

    Student, 2020
  • I appreciated Emanda's approach to discussing our work. Every time it felt like I had learnt something, been pushed that bit further forward, and I never felt in the least discouraged or that I was attempting something beyond my abilities.

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    Alexandra

    Student, 2020
  • I really appreciated the enthusiasm and friendliness of our instructor. Always insightful, always funny and she kept the class rolling even when everyone went silent. I also very much enjoyed the selection of exercises and how they both offered examples of excellent storytelling and gave us a new approach and insight each time. My classmates were also very enthusiastic and kind, which added a great deal to my enjoyment and the positivity of the experience.

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    Alex

    Student, 2020
  • The atmosphere was very open and relaxed, conducive to good discussions. It was easy to ask questions and have creative conversations. I feel like there was at least one golden nuggets of info coming up each class, and I learned a lot. There was never a shortage of interesting discussions in the group, which was great! I enjoyed the material, there was a good variety. I was inspired to read more from some of the authors we covered.

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    Fareeda

    Student, 2020
  • Jennifer's approach was great. She communicated feedback very well and great critique and really helped those of us who were moving forward with pieces each week.

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    T. T.

    Student, 2020
  • The course was great. The example pieces had variety and worked very well with the topics/styles discussed. The teacher created a great atmosphere, always checking in on our process and thoughts in writing the weekly assignments and giving great overall feedback.

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    Toni

    Student, 2020
  • I put down my writing for over a decade and am grateful for the open and encouraging environment of the Collective that got me back into it.

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    Erika

    Student, 2020
  • I found Jennifer's critiques immensely valuable. She is precise and specific in where the writing can be improved but at the same time hugely supportive and encouraging.

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    Francesca

    Student, 2020
  • Emanda is great and I think that was a huge part of why I enjoyed the course. Her enthusiasm and engagement with students was very motivational for me.

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    C.P.

    Student, 2020
  • This is still one of the highlights of my week. Time keeps on being a challenge (who said the pandemic would make us bored? ), but having this as my 'secret place', my stories to go back to, a little world that can be completely explained, is an inexhaustible source of joy.

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    Claudia

    Student, 2020

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