During this past year I have been fortu nate to have Ayelet as a mentor. One night last winter, Ayelet shared a page of one-line prompts for an in-class writing exercise. Ayelet made me dig deeper to find the truth in my writing and helped me to find my voice, which became more clear and confident. In fact she often answered my questions before I had a chance to ask them. As an aspiring author, I particularly enjoyed the examples Ayelet shared with us from her own writing experience, and found them an inspiration. We all wanted to take the courses only if Ayelet was the instructor. Along with preparing them for the reading, she orchestrated and publicized the event itself.
From soup to nuts, Ayelet was essential. A chapbook from Baseline Press is forthcoming in She writes mainly poetry and short fiction, both of which have appeared in Room Magazine. Ayelet is an inspirational m entor. 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
It is important to write freely rather than worry about whether something sounds good or makes writiing in the first stages. Andrew Vowles is a writer living in Guelph. From soup to nuts, Ayelet was essential.
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. You can find her at www.
I ended up writing a 5,word memoir. What sets Ayelet apart is her structure and discipline in introducing the craft of writing. The knowledge she certifidate instilled in me comes through in every piece I have written since.
Her deep understanding of the narrative craft certificage moved my writing forward with wonderful results. Tamara Jong is a Canadian emerging writer originally from Montreal. She was thorough and encouraging in assignment reviews, prompt in email correspondence, thoughtful in providing guidance on publishing, networking writng performance reading. 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.
I would have forgiven her if she had reneged on her offer. Her enthusiasm for writing and reading is contagious. 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. Her stories have been published in various anthologies, and she was awarded Honorary Mention and a certifiicate to the San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference in Afterward, I read my few paragraphs aloud.
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Testimonials – Ayelet Tsabari
Emily McKibbon is a Hamilton-born, Barrie-based curator and writer. When it was accepted for publication, creativve talked me through on what to expect through the editing process. When I learned last summer that she would also be teaching Creative Non-Fiction at the University of Toronto, I signed up for that course, too.
Ayelet took my writing to a completely different level so I took two more courses with her: David Asiimwe is an emerging writer based in Vancouver. 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 course was well-paced, and employed the right balance of relevant examples, hands-on exercises and instruction.
From the Introduction to Non-Fiction to the Master course, my writing voice has developed and shaped. One night last winter, Ayelet shared a page of one-line prompts for an in-class writing exercise.
Ayelet went a step further by emboldening her intermediate level students to read at a local club. Her role in my writing practice is transformative, and I share that distinction with many people. Ayelet is respectful of me as a writer and of the work Certiicate offer for review. Her input on my writing was invaluable and helped move my project forward.
When I compare my work now to my first workshop piece what I see is growth, thanks to Ayelet. Lindsey Robinson grew up in Ottawa and currently lives in Guelph. Along with preparing them for the reading, she orchestrated and publicized the event itself.