The final 2018 summer writing workshop, Apart, and Yet a Part: A Week with Writing Coach Michael N. McGregor, recently wrapped up at the Collegeville Institute. Unlike other workshops, participants spent most of their time working independently on projects and met with a writing coach as needed. They did gather for several evening sessions and to share meals.
When asked to evaluate writing coach Michael N. McGregor, one participant wrote: “Michael was affable, positive, encouraging, and he provided me with good, honest feedback about my project. He gave me practical ideas for how to improve the specific piece I was working on, but also provided some more general tips for how to be a better writer, and he gladly and helpfully answered my questions. I can’t imagine a better experience.”
Another writer reflected on their experience: “Coming into this week I was wondering whether I had it in me to do this book, or whether I should just focus my efforts on artwork and other projects. I did not know … whether I had the chops to do it. I have come out of this week with both a manageable structure for this book and confidence that I can do it. I am so thankful.”