Both my classes are starting to fill up. Life Stories starts at U of T on Tuesday May 9, running from 12.30 to 3 for eight weeks, and True to Life starts at Ryerson on Wednesday May 10, 6.30 to 9.15, for nine. More information on my website under Teaching.
I had a nice email from Matthew, who took the class two years ago and wrote to say that the students from that class have continued to meet ever since; they are all coming to the next So True on Sunday June 4, and some are going to submit essays for consideration. He wrote:
The writing group has been a wonderful addition to all our lives – both for the on-going practice and support but also for the friendship and little community we have formed. And it all stems back to your class!
Almost all my classes have produced at least a small writer’s group – if not the whole class, then a few people who continue to meet and, as Matthew says, support each other in their creative endeavours and in life itself. That makes me happy.