Chalfont St Giles and Jordans Arts Festival - May 2022 - Memoirs Workshop
Thank you for joining us at the Chalfont St Giles and Jordans Literary Festival 2022! Your writing class on "Writing Memoirs" was very well received indeed. I spoke to several people who enjoyed the class immensely. Some said they had learnt so much or had even been reminded of things long forgotten. Others said they appreciated a "different" approach to the subject.
Thanks, Jan and I echo Kathleeen's words as well.
Thank you for a very interesting session, Jan. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot!
I would like to thank you for a splendid workshop. I have to admit I felt more than a little overwhelmed by all the well-educated and beautifully spoken participants, but with your excellent skills as a seasoned writer and facilitator my fears quickly melted away.
Meanwhile, I soldier on in my writing with increased confidence, thanks to you.
I very tentatively submitted my first draft to Jan Moran Neil who not only offered me valuable feedback but, more importantly, inspired me.
Without her belief in my writing ability, I'm not sure this book would have been born.
When we lost our son Will I began working on my collection of poetry
I first met Jan at one of her screen writing courses and instantly knew I'd met someone special. I have since taken a number of her Creative Ink for Writers courses.
It was whilst attending her lessons that I planned out and completed the first draft of my children's novel
If your writing needs a little boost, I can't recommend one of Jan's courses highly enough. Great like-minded company, talking about our own manuscripts, brilliant tuition, good coffee, lovely surroundings, plenty of feedback on your own writing -with free critiques from Jan included in your course fee and not forgetting an inspirational teacher who really knows her stuff.
Jan is a rare teacher whose love and knowledge of the written word always amazes. She has a knack for 'showing and telling' the complex art of writing. I have been attending her Creative Ink classes for more than two years, and every class always brings me a new perspective. Jan's expertise and advice has undoubtedly helped me in achieving the positive publishing interest in my work at the last St. Albans writing conference.
I found Jan's classes great for building my confidence.
Jan Moran Neil greatly contributed to the play's success.
Your comments and suggestions were invaluable. This certainly wouldn't have been the same book without your help.
Jan's dedication to would-be writers cannot be appreciated unless you sit in on her classes.
Jan has put me forward for writing commissions. I can always count on her for encouragement and inspiration.
In a lifetime of teaching and being taught, I would rate Janet Moran Neil among the top handful of teachers I have met. This being for enthusiasm, thoroughness of preparation and marking, subject knowledge, vivacity and class empathy.
Jan's voice coaching gave me much more than I hoped for. Developing awareness of the linkage between breathing and the quality of my voice projection has produced lasting benefits.
Overall I have gained confidence and influence as a professional trainer.
Today I have been for an interview with SAGA for a retirement job and had to give a ten minute presentation. I got the job and without your encouragement would probably never have applied.
I learnt more from Jan as a teacher and director in six weeks than I did in 8 years in the business.
The work of our fiction and non-fiction writers is currently being published in local and regional magazines.
It was if you opened a door and light streamed in. Thank you.
I am going to return home after this voyage of creativity and discovery a completely different person. Thank you for igniting the fire!