A creative writing class may be one of the last places you can go where your life still matters
- Richard Hugo
Margaret Caminsky-Shapiro was born, raised and educated in
the Republic of South Africa, and it is against the African backdrop
that much of her writing is framed. Margaret emigrated to the United
States in 1973 and raised her children between the redwoods and the
rugged coastline of Northern California. Margaret sipped and tasted
the elixir of writing practice and then became a writing practice
teacher herself. She has been teaching writing practice classes since
the beginning of 2000 and finds teaching this transformational process to be an
exquisite experience. Margaret has finally come home to a teaching career she
embarked upon in South Africa in 1970. She also has an M.A. in counseling.
Margaret enjoys the writing process and the sharing of her African childhood, her
African heritage and the sound of the kwela guitar and the cowhide drum. Margaret
invites you to bring your writing tablet and favorite writing pen and to write the stories
of your heritage and your life.
Besides writing, Margaret enjoys photography and engaging herself within her
community. Occasionally she dreams about riding a Harley-Davidson.
Margaret is available for consultation, public speaking and personalized workshops in
business, schools and other settings.