"It served an ice breaker helping me get back into writing, while the playfulness through the prompts and tasks were a good way to engage internally and let things out through a deepened process.
The online meet ups were the most enjoyable! Sharing stories was an important though scary process initially. Dawn is an open and thoughtful facilitator with excellent listening skills. It was very valuable for me to have my writing & my voice heard and affirmed in a group."
Kirstie Nel, Cape Town
"Thank you for making this an audio course. Due to lockdown, I fear many of us have "Zoom Fatigue", therefore I very much appreciated being able to just listen. The audio sessions are very valuable as you are able to revisit exercises if you stumbled through them."
Olive Klara Hodge, Cape Town
"I got first-hand sense of the possibility of writing to work a kind of magic. With the right combination of imagination, compassion and good luck, it feels possible for writing to redeem troublesome aspects of the past.
The group feedback sessions were great - both serious and quite playful. The opportunity to be heard by and to hear from a variety of people was very rewarding. And a much needed break from lockdown. I loved the readings of other people's work - both humbling and inspiring."
Dugal Harris, Cape Town
"The course felt like I was engaged with one-on-one mentoring from Dawn Garisch. Her presentation was professional, encouraging, filled with nuggets of wisdom and invaluable practical tools.
I felt inspired and motivated to push past the The Critic, immerse myself in the tasks and write!"
Desiree-Ann Martin, Cape Town
"I am finding the course incredibly rewarding.
It is just what I needed at this time. I had thought to write more or to 'get writing' in the lockdown but have felt quite unable to be creative in these strange times. Your course has been just what I needed to make this time productive."
Frances Slabolepszy, Cape Town