Della Galton ran a workshop on Friday 24 June on How to Write and Sell Short Stories. I couldn’t attend myself because of a clash of commitments, but peeked through the door several times to see a lot of concentration and hear occasional laughter: a perfect mix for a workshop, in my opinion.
If anyone was distracted by a slightly demented woman stalking outside the door taking pictures on her phone, I apologise.
Her students came out of the room fashionably late (another positive sign, I think, of a productive and popular workshop), with many of them staying to ask further questions on their way out. She spent a generous amount of time with each of them, replying to queries with a smile and encouragement.
There was, of course, the inevitable evaluation survey too, and Angela Hicken of Hampshire Cultural Trust stationed herself at the exit to extract them. I’m certain, judging by the smiles I saw and conversations I overheard, that all those evaluations will describe Della in glowing terms.
I’m looking forward to reading the results of her students in all kinds of publications in future.
Isabel Rogers, 24th June 2016