With a decidedly smaller ‘group’ this second (and second level) cycle of my Writing is Your Business written communication course , the sessions are more intensely focused on individual needs. This person that I’m currently working with doesn’t use writing in her work and that’s exactly why she wants to improve. She is in that sense the walking definition of preparation (in that luck being preparation meeting opportunity equation).
Now since the first cycle of this particular course received strong positive reviews from participants, with their main criticism being a call for more sessions, more time, I’m going to assume that the drop-off in numbers is due to it being summer, graduation season, pre-Carnival, and such things. Whatever the reason, it’s made for more flexibility/adaptability in terms of my plan vis-à-vis student needs. I learn as I teach, and will refine these programmes and offer them again in future I think, you know if Barbara Arrindell & Associates – under whose banner I’m offering this particular series of courses – wants to keep our brands linked.
My student also asked about future creative writing workshops. I’ve done these over the years – in my own capacity (the Jhohadli Summer Youth Writing Project and its adult off-shoots, before and since, and recently my first creative workshop for little ones) and in joint ventures (such as with CODE, the DYA, and Just Write). I don’t have anything planned and I will be taking a hiatus from all such things for a minute shortly but if there’s interest maybe I could make a critique session happen before the end of June 2016 – this would be targeted at people seeking feedback and guidance on works in progress for a flat $50 group session fee. If there’s interest, I’ll try to make it happen. So, contact me and let me know.