It is an honour to work with all of my students. They inspire and enrich me every single day, honouring me with their stories. My students (who inevitably become my teachers) have said some kind things about their experience in my classes. Here is a sampling of their feedback. 

  • "I am pleasantly surprised by your course, it certainly called me to do it but I really didn't think it would be so wonderful!  Amazing atmosphere, people and writing coach!  I really deeply appreciate your incredible energy, organizational skills and ability to truly lead and guide us on these writing journeys.  Today I was thinking how fortunate I am for having found such an amazing, inspiring, uplifting and nurturing mentor. Thank you so much for allowing me to participate in your course. It's done wonders for my writing and my motivation to write and it's only been two weeks!  I can't wait to see what the rest of the time brings. Thank you for creating such a safe space to explore the depths of our minds and hearts."  
    - Patricia Morrison
  • "My memoir, 'When Rabbits Cry' is the project dearest to my heart.  I believe it now honours my mother and tells her story. With all that you taught me about memoir, and Sylvia’s help as an editor, it is half as long and says twice as much.
  •            - Elaine Berg

"Regan has awoken the writer's beast.  I thank her for her non-judgmental class where open, compassionate and frank discussions could be had.  I am beyond grateful."


  •           "Regan's instruction has been superlative.  Writing from Scratch was an incredible experience for me and I'm so grateful to have been guided by such a warm & knowledgeable mentor."

"This course was beyond my expectations.  The instructor has the most amazing manner of inspiring students and is extremely encouraging."


  • "Regan is a wonder teacher, she is sensitive, smart and creative.  It was a blessing to be in her course."
  • "Lovely instruction, amazing woman - Regan is patient, kind and supportive."
  • "Very enjoyable course, highly recommended."
  • "This class was so wonderful and inspiring for everyone in the class.  Regan created a safe space for expression, exploration, doubts, fears and all of our reflections and sharing.  This is what writing classes should be all about and we are all so grateful for the energy and experience.  Thank you so much."
  • "I have been filling up notebooks and journals for more than sixty years; jotting down words and phrases on bits and pieces of paper.  Although I noted that Regan’s course 'Writing My Way In' was described as a beginner's writing class, a friend invited me to join her for the series of Saturday sessions.  Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that Regan’s method of supporting her aspiring writers would significantly change my life.  Although many instructors focus entirely on structure, most of them neglected to guide me towards my deeper self, the author of the expression of my thoughts. If it wasn’t for Regan, I would have continued to fool around, endlessly cheating myself. She triggered the self-awareness that is giving me the confidence that my writing will meet new objectives. As the group dynamics evolved, Regan's gentle methodology nourished a growing transparency in each of us, in the comfort of her home and on some very very rainy days! Let me not forget to mention those home baked cookies that are included in the course fee!"
    - Natalie Drache
  •  “I have taken a number of writing classes with Regan over the years.  She has an uncanny ability in being able to guide and unlock what is deep within.  Her gentle guidance and prompting has been a Godsend in the world of getting out what is deep within. For years I have had stories percolating and running around my head; yet until I started her classes, that is where they remained!  As the prolific author and poet Maya Angelou quoted “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  Taking any of Regan’s writing classes is assured to get YOU to put your untold story on paper.” 
    - Beverley H. 
  • Writing with Regan has been an intimate, liberating and soul searching experience. Regan's classes have a unique way of inspiring the hidden writer within me, and silencing the inner critic that had muted my creative voice. From her first class "Writing Your Way In" both the aspiring and seasoned writer are given tools in which to manifest thoughts and feelings that are buried deep in the imprints of ones life experiences.   The Memoirs class "Stirring the Embers, Fanning the Flames, Writing from Memoir, helped me to willingly go deeper into life stories that have long been shelved or forgotten, and were given freshness, new life and a place to live on paper.  If there are any courses people consider taking this year it has to be these ones offered by Regan in a peaceful, loving, warm and creative environment.  Regan's passion and creative integrity for writing are contagious and inspiring.  In anticipation of future creative writing adventures which only her classes can offer any level of writer, I will be recommending these courses to close family and friends.  Thank you Regan for sharing your home and heart with us all.”  
    - Esther Bernardi, Burnaby, BC 
  • "Taking a class with Regan is one of the best gifts I've given to myself.  We all have stories to tell and Regan creates a safe and supportive environment to explore and tell our stories, the way we want to tell them.  No judgement and no expectations.  Just write!"  
    - Beverly Gallagher 
  • "Regan is a gifted, and natural teacher.   She provides a wonderfully supportive and safe place to write. My writing skills improved dramatically with her helpful exercises,  and gentle prompting.  The feedback and support of the other students was lovely,  and it was a real pleasure to be able to share our writing with each other.  I have been fortunate to attend two of Regan's classes.  She helped me to find my voice, and to be able to write through a tragic family event.  I am so grateful."  
    - Louise
  • "What a pleasure for me to have met Regan and taken her writing class.  I have been yearning to write better for a long time.  With the encouragement of Regan and the class she put together, I was liberated to write freely in class.  I have never felt so free about my writing before.  I would recommend her class to anyone who has a sparkle of desire to write for themselves."  
    - Peter Cheung
  • "Regan's class "Writing from Scratch" was a very memorable experience for me.  I am a person who is fearful and insecure about my writing abilities, somebody who finds excuses for not making time. Regan made me feel confident about sharing my words and inspired to continue doing what I love.  Regan is an absolutely wonderful person and I hope to continue taking classes with her in the future."
    - Carli Harris
  • "Regan's classes are perfect for anyone who wants to try their hand at writing, get back into the craft after a dry spell, or take their practice deeper. The atmosphere is respectful and encouraging; Regan is a knowledgeable, nurturing, and inspiring teacher. I recommend her classes not only to writers but to anyone who wants to learn more about themselves through the medium of writing."
    - Tegan B.
  • "What a professional.  What an awesome woman, instructor, soul.  Regan gives all of herself to her classes, provides tons of resources, creates a warm, trusting, safe, open, motivating, inspiring, respectful environment and space to write in.  I grew very much with her and feel the openness of her class allowed me to leap out as much as I wanted to safely.  Great, great, great work but most of all great beautiful inspired woman.  Thanks so much.  Outstanding class Regan!
  • "The instructor created a very supportive and encouraging environment." "I was extremely impressed with the course - Regan is open, supportive and challenging."   
  • "Regan is a very passionate teacher.  She is organized and clear and her methods brought out the best in me.  This course gave me more than I expected and helped me bring a different path to my literary life."
  • "The course was very well presented!  The instructor very supportive!  I learnt a lot about writing and about myself.  Her first intro was excellent in letting us know what we were in for.  Thank you so much Regan.  Very brilliant course from start to finish.
  • "The course was totally enjoyed by everyone and everyone agreed that the course was more than what was expected.  Regan teaches with passion.
  • "I love this course.  I enjoyed the topics that were presented - we had great discussions.  We were a great group.  I'm so glad to have taken this course.  Thank you, Regan.
  • "Excellent course, it surpassed my expectations.  A great beginners course!
  • "Ms. d'Andrade is clearly passionate about writing and her passion was contagious.  As a result of taking this course I now identify myself as a 'writer'!
  • "I only wish this class was longer!  Regan is a wonderful instructor and made me believe in myself as a writer.  This was a great experience and I would recommend this course to anyone."   
  • "Great stuff, very inspiring.
  • "A very encouraging teacher.  She is also very caring and makes me feel safe to share my opinions and thoughts.
  • "The course was fantastic.  Regan is an amazing instructor - supportive, kind, knowledgeable and very encouraging.  I would recommend this course to anyone.
  • "Regan is fantastic.  Very healthy approach to writing especially for new-ish people.
  • "Regan was extremely encouraging and positive in her approach and managed to take the fear out of trying ourselves out in front of others.  She welded our group together in trust and liberated our creativity.  It was a very stimulating class.
  • "I was extremely impressed with the course - Regan is open, supportive and challenging.  I needed to be challenged and plan on taking this course again.
  • "Regan is a fantastic teacher.  She has done more than any other teacher would to provide us with resources and support.  Thank you!
  • "Regan is an amazing instructor.  I will take this same course again, and others she offers.  My courage and enthusiasm being a writer has sky rocketed.
  • "Regan was very knowledgeable and her approach really helped me in overcoming my fears.  I will definitely recommend this class to other people."
  • "The course really stretched my limitations and took me out of my comfort zone.  It gave me the material to help me write on my own."
  • I thought Regan was a wonderful teacher.  She created a supportive, positive, non-judgmental atmosphere in class.  This atmosphere allowed me to explore my writing, take risks, and be inspired.  I would highly recommend Regan's class to anyone."
  • "This was a wonderful course and I gushed about it to my friends after each class.  Regan is a lovely, warm, encouraging person who creates a safe space for people to really relax and be themselves."
  • "Awesome experience with Regan."
  • "Regan is a lovely teacher.  My writing has improved greatly under her nurturance."
  • "Regan was very kind and warm and supported students through the writing exercises.  I learned a lot form this course."
  • ​"Regan is a very relaxed and positive instructor.  She is intuitive with each student and quickly recognizes strengths.  I wished the course was longer or was Part I of V.  Loved it!"
  • "This was my first creative writing class.  It has given me a lot of inspiration and confidence to pursue and continue writing.  Thank you Regan!!!"
  • "Regan is a wonderful teacher - gentle and encouraging.  She is inspirational and calm and I felt safe sharing my writing.  It was my second time taking this course."
  • "This course exceeded my expectations.  Regan is extremely inspiring - her handouts and supplementary material were excellent - and way generous.  I have already suggested to others to take it.  Regan - a superb job.  Thank you!"
  • "Loved the course.  Really inspiring.  Want to take more of her courses."
  • "Regan felt dedicated and supportive and this is my favourite adult class I have ever taken."
  • "I have learned a ton from this course about writing and about myself.  The course also offered additional resources for ongoing practice."
  • "This course was fantastic and Regan is a great teacher.  Easy to approach and encouraging.  We felt more like a group than a formal classroom.  Highly recommended."
  • I have taken a few different creative writing courses at a couple of different institutions, and this has been by far my favorite one.  I have recommended this class to many people, and I hope they take it.  Regan is an amazing teacher."
  • "Regan is exactly the right teacher for a beginning writing class - supportive, enthusiastic, and non-judgmental.  I enjoyed myself immensely."
  • "I have only taken one other creative writing course in the pat, but this one has been so impressive and motivating with Regan.  She is truly a heart felt writer and teacher.  I wish it wasn't over.  I love that she simply encourages us to write and to love every word of it.  She is amazing."
  • "Sad to see the course coming to its end, it has been thoroughly enjoyable!"
  • "Regan was absolutely wonderful, so engaging and inspiring.  Very knowledgeable as well."