“I am now working on a book length lyric essay project.”

Writer: Charlotte Henay of Barrie, Ontario

Course: Spark Your *Visual* Story

Writing Challenge

I was in the initial stages of writing my dissertation—a poetic critical autoethnography/ epistolary archive in parallel format incorporating archival photos/documents.

I was looking for structure for my writing process and ideas/learnings for my dissertation defence to help frame the work.

I really needed motivation, a peer group to share work with, and some structure to figure out the format for the work and get to producing it.

Solution: Spark Your *Visual* Story

Nicole’s course has been invaluable to me in many ways, beyond what I expected from a writing course.

I found Nicole to be insightful, able to clearly decipher my purpose and needs, and best of all, kind and no-nonsense in making space for my particular style of writing, and my working process.

I was most excited by exposure to others writing creatively about difficult subjects, in forms that held but didn’t confine.

Results & Takeaways

Working with Nicole opened up access to networks of writers and connections that have helped and supported me in my work.

I am now working on a book-length project as an amalgam of lyric essays!

Recommended for . . .

. . . writers looking for ways to structure long-form projects,  exposure to genre-bending writers, and supportive community.

Nicole’s lessons were carefully crafted and provided resources I will be able to draw on indefinitely.

I’m really grateful to have taken the course, and to be able to go back to the material as and when needed.

Learn More

Spark Your *Visual* Story is offered a few times a year. Space is limited to just 10 writers each session.

Visit the course landing page for upcoming scheduled sessions or get in touch with any questions!