What others say:
I very much enjoyed Karen’s style of teaching. She was really approachable, very quick in sending out and replying to emails and in sharing information. I believe she has a raft of experience to share with prospective writers.
The variety of themes and exercises was really fun and engaging. I think the best thing about this course for me was the process of receiving and acting on peer feedback in class, the discourse was refreshing and incredibly valuable.
I loved having the motivation to write every week, and the different styles of exercises. It was a very inclusive space and it was great to critique/receive criticism in this way. I felt challenged but supported, and enjoyed reading pieces I would not normally have found.
This course is so beneficial professionally and personally, as it teaches you to give constructive and honest feedback. It improves communication skills and writing skills which you can apply to your job or creatively...
Jennifer is a great teacher. She's really down to earth and quick off the mark. Her comments were well thought through and very compact.
I thought that Jennifer gave really great, concise feedback. I loved listening to her giving feedback, not only on my pieces but with everyone else's too. Jennifer is also really easy to talk with, the discussion flowed throughout the class and it was enjoyable to come to the class and listen to what Jennifer had to say about our pieces.
Jennifer is a wonderfully inclusive and honest teacher, giving equal parts praise and critique to everyone in a fair and friendly way. I really admired how she encouraged each of us and made herself available for any questions throughout the weeks.
Jennifer's style was always positive. She did a great job of critiquing everyone's work in a way that never felt negative and she was always clear on what areas worked and what areas could be improved. The relaxed atmosphere of the class allowed everyone to speak freely which I found really refreshing.
Jennifer is an incredible teacher, and her feedback was always incredibly well thought out and valuable. That would be the personal highlight for me, but I really think she did a great job all around and got the group excited and involved every week.
I thought Jennifer was great, very personable, approachable, helpful. She is knowledgeable and her critiques were always spot on.
Jennifer created a very safe space. In the past, I have never felt at ease with anyone reading my writing, but after the first class, I felt right at home.
"Interaction between fellow writers was a huge support. Teacher was supportive and promoted the right atmosphere. I learnt that writing is “only” 10% inspiration; the rest can be learnt!"