“The pairing of Meg Pokrass and Lorette Luzajic as workshop facilitators is unbeatable. Their workshops are well plotted, easy to access, and their prompts never fail to light a fire. One not only reaps the benefit of feedback from the participants, but personalized useful comments and kind direction from Meg and Lorette as well. The benefits are exponential. It never hurts to have a good time while expanding your writing horizons, so I recommend their workshops highly.”
“Where to begin? Lorette and Meg are the perfect team. They both are experienced teachers and create a safe environment. The feedback is positive and constructive. And they set the bar so that all of us can critique each other in the same manner. I believe that I learn so much about writing from reading all of the critiques and from learning how to give constructive feedback, as well.
I find that whenever I take these workshops (and I hope to do that as often as they are offered), I feel braver and more willing to take risks. I always feel supported in trying new ideas, and styles. When I first started, I was writing only poetry and was hesitant to try microfiction. Now I feel equally comfortable in both.
There is always enough choice in the prompts that I feel comfortable-there is something for every taste. And I have been pleasantly surprised to find that some of the choices I made that I thought would be the hardest gave me some of the most creative pieces.
The asynchronous aspect of the workshops makes it possible for people from all over can participate. And that is an added benefit--there are different cultures sharing art in the same space. I've met many people in the workshops and continue to communicate with them. I am always thrilled when I read a writer’s piece that grew out of one of our workshops.”
“The online ekphrastic microfiction workshop I attended with Lorette Luzajic and Meg Pokrass was outstanding! The four day asynchronous workshop was a highly productive creative whirl of activity, where participants shared and generously commented on each others' work, in response to carefully selected artworks and fabulously inventive prompts. Both Lorette and Meg gave extremely insightful feedback and constructive comments on every single piece of work submitted. I was blown away, in fact, by how detailed their comments were; it was wonderful to have a dual tutor perspective on my writing. I'm new to writing micro and flash fiction and in addition to commenting on my work, the tutors generously offered advice on where to submit work and tips on writing in the genre. The supporting course materials were excellent and I have referred back to them several times, following the course. Although the participants and tutors did not meet face-to-face, there was a warm, welcoming atmosphere within the group and it was great to meet other microfiction writers and to feel part of a writing community. I cannot recommend Lorette and Meg's courses highly enough - they are a tutor dream team!”