Editorial Consultation and Mentoring
plus Custom Personal Tour of Garcia Lorca's Granada
March through May + October /November


Mentoring / Editorial Consultation

Gerry's attentive ear, his vibrant engagement with word and sound, his detailed and expansive discussion of both the mechanics of the work and its larger motivating forces--together these sensitive qualities mean that Gerry's mentorship is one I cherish and continue to reflect on years later. Gerry's teachings allowed me to core into my poetry and my poetic practice more voraciously, finding at once joy and diligence, play and rigour. He is an inspiring wordsmith, performer, and teacher and I will always be grateful for the time I spent as his student.

Brecken Hancock,

Author of the acclaimed debut collection Broom Broom (Coach House, 2014), winner of Ontario's Trillium Award, for best book of poetry (2015).

Working with Gerry is a truly rich experience, what has become an important part of my writing process. He brings to our exchange passion, warmth, and sincerity. There is an extraordinary and unique precision about his feedback which consistently enables me to significantly move forward with the creative work at hand.

Jocelyn Cullity,

Award-winning U.S.-based Canadian writer, past Pushcart Prize fiction nominee and author of the stunning recently published novel, Amah and the Silk-Winged Pigeons (Inanna Publications, 2017) set In 19th Century Lucknow, India. She is a professor of Creative Writing at Truman State University, Missouri.

Gerry Shikatani has recently worked as mentor, editor or coach for poet Ruth Roach Pierson , Pushcart nominee, fiction writer Jocelyn Cullity and poets Guy Ewing and Rachel Zolf. He has been both mentor and an editor for Soraya Peerbaye, 2016 winner of the Trillium Award for Poetry since 2005


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