What others say:
I've recommended it to several friends-I think it's a very good experience, even if writing is not your main practise.
The teaching material is equally good for all of the terms I've taken with the collective. The method of combining studying a sample text and reading each other's work is immensely valuable.
I have written a lot in my life but it feels like only now I am really learning to write, and to read like a writer. It’s been a profound change for me.
Sometimes in large workshops participants get overlooked by ones with louder voices. No so here. Everyone feels safe and trusting in these small classes. These writing classes have inspired me like no others. Thank you.
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.
Inge's approach is friendly, inviting, and open-minded which helps people get over hangups they may have about revealing themselves through writing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.