Besides myself from Canada, there was also Rose (originally from Australia, having just moved to England a week previous to the course in pursuit of a career in the opera), and Dawn, a multi-grandmother and great-grandmother from New Zealand.
Several times during the week of writing workshops, we gathered together for a meal, a few laughs and some lively conversation. Everyone had wonderful stories to tell and interesting backgrounds. One person that I felt had a particularly intriguing background was Rachel, who is living in Kabul, Afghanistan. I hope to visit her one day.
On Sunday evening about 5:15 pm we gathered into a circle to read pieces from all our works. Sue began with a cheery flute tune to get us in the mood and towards the end Stewart regaled us with some Leonard Cohen songs. We followed this with a farewell dinner.