ON Monday morning, Portland WorkSkills formally bid farewell to its long-running creative writing class with the launch of its final, 25th anthology.
WorkSkills training manager Kathy Taylor said while the classes stopped running in December 2010, due to funding changes by the Adult, Community and Further Education board, the final collection of work produced had only just been completed.
The creative writing classes were taught by Anne Mountford and ran from 2001. The anthologies began as a way to showcase the class’s work and came out every term initailly, but later became annual productions.
“People have asked what I like most about teaching,” Ms Mountford said.
“The answer is adult education, and of that the creative writing class is my favourite thing.”
During the 10 years, the class attracted 56 people, with some involved for several years and others for a single semester.
Read more in Wednesday’s edition of the Portland Observer.