The Hermit Poet

August 17, 2006

Good News for the New Year!

Filed under: General — Neil Aitken @ 4:57 pm

Looks like I’ll be teaching several creative writing courses through one of the local community colleges starting in January. While not a full-time teaching gig, these short-run Continuing Studies classes will be a lot of fun (and put some food on the table) for a few months. I’m excited and so is the school. They really loved my course proposals — which made me quite happy.

Of course, who wouldn’t want to take a class called “The Seven Deadly Sins of Poetry (and How to Avoid the Them)” ? All told, 5 different course ideas have been tentatively accepted for the new year with the remaining 6 slated for possible inclusion pending the response these first ones. Most of them are one week or one day classes, but the Seven Deadly Sins one is my 8 week bread-and-butter course.

No, I won’t be getting rich teaching these, but I will be teaching again — and that makes me very happy.

5 Responses to “Good News for the New Year!”

  1. Christine Aitken Says:

    Congretulations, Neil!!! Things should be getting better.


  2. Jeannine Says:

    Congrats! I’m so glad – and you’re right, that class does sound like fun.

  3. Heather Long Says:

    Great news, Neil! In Coquitlam or nearby? If you need any examples of the 7 deadly sins of poetry, feel free to use anything I’ve ever written.

    Hope this is just the start of all things prosperous.


  4. Heather Says:

    P.S. Love the new mixed media. Just reading the text made me return to the chapbooks to be reminded of just how moving your writing is.


  5. Robert Peake Says:

    Congratulations, Niel — on the job, and on continuing to do what makes you happy.

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