“I learnt about classic literary structure; literary terms; and how to read with a writer’s eye, while still listening with your whole body. I also learnt to be open to all styles and types of writing, and to be sensitive to other people’s process, in the same way you wish them to be sensitive to yours.
The hand-out is excellent, informative and very useful to take away and continue to refer back to. The choice of short story as an educational teaching-aid was brilliant, as it was both classical and yet highly contemporary.
The setting (Waterstone’s after closing time) was sublime and added to the experience; it was very special to be learning the art of writing whilst surrounded by zillions of books.
It was a wonderful experience that dealt sensitively with the creative process, was full of encouragement, whilst still being insightful and highly informative.”