“Colm engages the students like few other facilitators.  He has an infectious enthusiasm for words and expression, and most importantly, a genuine interest in developing a student’s sense of worth through self-expression. He is able to follow the flow of a class session, to follow the lead of the student’s contributions, yet still ensures that each session covers a well-planned content.  The students are inspired by him, and often feel encouraged to develop their own creative writing as a result.