In a recent interview with the Colorado Review, Susan Cheever, a Writers Without Margins workshop facilitator since 2017, talks about the enlightening experience(s) that resulted from her time as a lead facilitator in the many creative writing workshops that take place all over the city of Boston.
“I’ve met so many amazing people through these workshops—people who have struggled for years with addiction, people who have spent decades in prison, people for whom English is not their native language, and people who have experienced more hardship than most of us could ever imagine. Yet, in spite of these experiences, these individuals feel an impulse to write, to share their ideas, to be heard. I have been struck by those who—even as they endure so many challenges—write with love, tenderness, and even humor. While there is much that divides us, these writers express a desire to find that which brings us together. They leave me both inspired and humbled.”
To read Susan Cheever’s full interview, please click the link below