"My first experience with Selkirk's Creative Writing class was taking an on-line course called 'Eco-Poetics.' The literature we read was provocative and the on-line discussions with the class were equally interesting and inspiring. I was doing this class out of personal interest and to push me to do some more writing and get feedback. I ended up doing three classes in all and each one pushed me further as a writer, but more than that, the classes were supportive and we truly formed a community where we were all learning together. Our year-end finale, 'No Words Barred,' was a fundraising dinner for an imprisoned Iranian writer. We worked hard to put on a beautiful event where we shared and celebrated each other’s writing. It was a spectacular success and our class, with a diverse group of people aged 20 - 55 were sad that our learning time together had ended. We had been stretched as writers and learned to care deeply about one another in the process. Learning doesn't get much better than that."