Speaking & Reading
"I've had the wonderful opportunity to work alongside my mentor - Sandy has often noted gaps in my writing, that when filled, could help become a more concrete and sensory filled experience. I've often run into hiccups that refrained me from keeping pace. Sandy's remedy was to write, write, write and release my inhibitions. In addition to her patience and keen eye for improvements, a part of Sandy's voice lives on in my writing." - Texis Walkem, MFA Creative Writing
"Sandy Bonny, author of The Sometimes Lake, paid us a visit this summer. It was great to hear her read a selection from her novel and to hear about the process she followed when writing her book!" - Invermere Public Library
"It was Mid-December 2012 when Sandy sent me a delightful e-mail to tell me that my non-fiction prose piece for Spring Magazine 2012 edition had been accepted for publication, and that she would be my editor to make it print ready. I was elated but anxiety took over rapidly and the prospect of writing suddenly became serious.
Sandy gave me the much needed assurance and encouragement that I could write. Throughout the time we worked together, her ease and confidence were invaluable. I have heard some stories of unpleasant relationships between editor and the author - mine was a very pleasant as well as an immersive learning experience and, for that I am grateful to Sandy for taking a novice like me and helping me to get over the psychological fear and anxiety of working with an editor" - Vijay Kachru, Saskatoon
"At some point in middle school, I learned that there were two halves – two hemispheres – to my brain; these halves each had responsibilities. One half (the right) was in charge of creative, emotional, and innovative thinking. The other half (the left) was in charge of rational and logical thinking. I was contemplating this type of dominant-hemisphere assessment after Sandy Bonny appeared as a guest in Creative Writing Seeds, because she delightfully disrupts this theory in every way!
In her writing, her facilitation, and her encouragement, Sandy explains in the clearest of terms how the principles of her science inform the principles of her creative being. As a teacher of creative writers, she brings a unique collaboration of science and creativity to the classroom, and she encourages us to see that science and stories exist in all things."
- Elyn Achtymichuk, B.A., M.A., Group Leader, Creative Writing Seeds Ltd.