got me writing and (perhaps even more importantly) kept me
at it. She nourishes an insightful, nurturing, and open atmosphere.
Her workshop has supported me as I wrote dance-theatre scripts
that have been produced in Toronto, Peterborough, and St.
John's, and my first novel is currently under consideration
by a mid-sized publisher. Connecting with other writers who
have experience in various genres has pushed my own work;
participants range from newer writers to established, but
in Prim's workshop it always comes down to the work at hand;
it is the work that matters. Over time the other workshop
participants have become not only colleagues but friends."
Kate Story, writer/actor
"It is obvious that the teaching of creative writing
calls for an unusual combination of objective judgment, personal
support and practical guidance: Prim was able to provide all
these skillfully, tactfully and (as it seemed) effortlessly
and her teaching is of an extremely high order, carefully
planned and prepared, scrupulous in detail, and sensitive
to the capacity and aptitudes of each individual student."
D.R.Ewen, Professor of English, York University
"Prim is an excellent critic and editor of student's work, and her own
experience and ability in writing drama and fiction give her insights into the
problems of student writers and how they may be solved ... She leads them,
rather than pushes them ... I find it hard to conceive of a better teacher of
Bob Simmons, Professor of English, Glendon College, York University