Her stories have been published in various anthologies, and she was awarded Honorary Mention and a scholarship to the San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference in You want an instructor who can assess not just your writing but also what matters to you as a writer. She is a natural teacher who guides my learning with a positive and vibrant energy, and offers excellent resources and further readings. Visit him at www. The teaching was engaging, and insightful. It is important to write freely rather than worry about whether something sounds good or makes sense in the first stages.
From the Introduction to Non-Fiction to the Master course, my writing voice has developed and shaped. From soup to nuts, Ayelet was essential. With her sharp eye and keen insight into the spaces and gaps of my narrative I have been able to take my writing to a deeper level of truth. I was invited to the Victoria Writers Festival as a writer and panelist, an experience largely due to my mentorship with Ayelet. The teaching was engaging, and insightful.
The knowledge she has instilled in me comes through in every piece I have written since. She presented concrete advice in very clear terms, backed up with well-chosen readings and a variety of examples and in-class exercises.
In fact she often answered my questions before I had a chance to ask them. Ayelet encouraged freedom in writing well as diligence and determination in a writing regime.
Ayelet is an inspirational m entor. I recommend Writong because of her honesty, insight, and the careful attention she gives to each student to help make their writing the best it can be. She is a natural teacher who guides my learning with a writiing and vibrant creatife, and offers excellent resources and further readings.
As an aspiring author, I particularly enjoyed the examples Ayelet shared with us from her own writing experience, and found them an inspiration. A native of Northern Ireland, Desmond immigrated to Canada in the seventies.
Her stories have been published in various anthologies, and she was awarded Honorary Mention and a scholarship to the San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference in As an emerging writer I could not ask for a stronger or a more thoughtful guide.
He brings to his work rhythms of the traditional music, stories and the spoken word of his Irish heritage.
I feel very lucky to have encountered someone who took me so seriously as a writer this early in my practice, and I know that my classmates share that sentiment. She was methodical, organized and prepared for every session. I was invited to the Victoria Writers Festival as a writer and panelist, an experience largely due to my mentorship with Ayelet. Emily McKibbon is a Hamilton-born, Barrie-based curator and writer.
Ayelet went a step further by emboldening her intermediate level students to read at a local club. She is supportive and very approachable in the classroom and out. When I compare my work now to my first workshop piece what I see is growth, thanks to Ayelet.
It is important to wfiting freely rather than worry about whether something sounds good or makes sense in the first stages. Her enthusiasm for writing and reading is contagious. I now approach everything from scene to sentences with a much greater understanding of craft, and I feel that my abilities took a significant step forward under her tutelage.
A chapbook from Baseline Press is forthcoming in I had sent it out after Ayelet told me that it was a strong piece and she loved it.
You can find her at www. From soup to nuts, Ayelet was essential. She even arranged for a guest writer to give a different perspective on memoir writing. The first course has become the highlight of my week.
Along with preparing them for the reading, she orchestrated and publicized the event itself. This past year, I have worked with Ayelet on a personal project, a memoir about culture and choice.
She is working on a certificate in creative writing from the University of Guelph. She was thorough and encouraging in assignment reviews, prompt in email correspondence, thoughtful in providing guidance on publishing, networking and performance reading.
I first met Ayelet when she taught the Creative Writing Through Reading course offered under the creative writing certificate program at the University of Guelph.
Ayelet took my writing to a completely different level so I took two more courses with her: Since working with Ayelet I have had several of my short stories published, most recently in Shy-The Anthologypublished by the University of Alberta Press.