|My dear departed friend and neighbor, Ginny Walsh, Barbara Gabriel, Staci Bell around the table in the early days|
|Scott Owens, prolific and talented poet from Hickory NC taught here many times. We hope to have him again.|
|A very popular writing instructor, Steven Harvey, an English professor at Young Harris College who is now retired. His students at Writers Circle loved him. Maybe he will teach for Writers Circle again one day. He has written many books and my favorite is his memoir, The Book of Knowledge and Wonder, a memoir about the suicide of his mother published by Ovenbird Books as part of the "Judith Kitchen Select" series.|
|At this class we had a man attend. Gene was working on his first book and now he has written his third.|
Front right, Jo Carolyn Beebe is a delightful writer of historical fiction.
Michelle Keller taught classes on genealogy. We all learned so much. She has found that she and I are distant cousins because we both have an ancestor descended from Francis Posey who came to this country when it was being settled.
From 2010 until 2020, we enjoyed meeting and learning together at my studio.
The students became my friends and the instructors became friends that I cherish today.
Who knows what the future holds with this virus crippling our country and the entire world, but maybe we can once again have people gather around my table and leave with a smile and a feeling that they can write that book, that poem, or article they always wanted to write.