Hilma Wolitzer

May 2004

Like any writing workshop, this class will be a shooting star if the writers are all good, or will feel like banging a nail through your hand if the writers stink. In a class where the writers weren't always chomping at the bit to critique something, Hilma provided a decent substitute by stepping in and letting you know what she thought. She is very respectful of your writing but also able to give good criticism. I would have liked her to whip the class into shape a little more (people got away with handing in un-proofread first drafts for the whole semester and everybody always came late and often didn't talk), but all in all she is a nice lady, and of course, the class will get you to write.