Testimonials

Vignettes

Linda Echentille


"You are an inspiration Jilliana with your beautiful storytelling.  Colourfully describing your adventures and chance meetings as you journey the world, you engage the reader to feel as though they are walking your path." 


"Jilliana, your storytelling takes me with you on your journeys. Your writing style is eloquent, articulate and intelligent. I thank you for sharing the stories that colour the fabric of your life."


"Jilliana, what a stunning and fascinating story of your journey through magical India. You bring adventure, colour and excitement into your storytelling by emotionally engaging your listener. As a fellow avert traveller and 'die hard' India fanatic for its tradition, grandeur and colour, I applaud you on your eloquent  and accurate portrayal of how Mother India uniquely entertains her selected visitors. I'm  pleased you remembered my words 'India chooses you, you do not choose India'."


Linda E Speaks
http://www.lindaespeaks.com/
Yogi and Reiki Master
Inspirational speaker
Australia


Stan Hayward


“Having known Jilliana for about forty five years; there is one word that describes her above all; she is a collector. A collector of people, places, paintings, photos, stories, experiences, and anecdotes.


It almost seems as if the tales were waiting for her to arrive like a protagonist in ‘Pirandello’s six characters in search of an author’ I would not be surprised to find a Scarecrow, Tinman, or Lion at one of her parties, or even a Mad Hatter and a door mouse. 

Her easy conversational style belies the effort it takes to be a Storyteller over and above being a Writer. But more than that, as an artist and designer she observes; as a linguist she listens, and as a Humanist she absorbs; a rare combination of talents.


If her feet ever touch the ground there is an autobiography waiting in the wings."

www.Henryscat.com
www.stanhayward.com


Laura McAuley


"Have read some of your vignettes and love them. I think they are full of colour - with fascinating characters and places. The social history adds so much interest to the pieces.  I loved the 'Money episode in Brazil' especially. 

I'd like to hear a bit more about that fascinating leading lady, Jilliana!


I also love all your photos and think you should publish a book of photo portraits of you in your wonderfully creative clothes and jewellery. Not forgetting portraits of your international friends and of great visual interest your Faces and Places in  Spain, Greece, Turkey, Morocco and India."


Laura McAuley
TV Producer/Creative Writing Facilitator.


Creative Future


"Creative Future admires Jilliana’s ambition to inspire other woman and how she has used creative writing to heal herself. Her writing is passionate and straight from the heart."


Dominique De-Light

Director

www.creativefuture.org.uk


Hannah Vincent


"Jilliana's writing is full of character. It is most impressive and conveys the richness of her own personality and extraordinary life experience she wants to reveal."


Hannah Vincent

Creative writing facilitator and teacher at New Writing South

www.hannahvincentinfo.com


Judy Rankin


'Embracing the Twilight Years'

"I admire your approach to life and the universe.  It was wonderful to read your words which came to me in a space of personal crisis.  It is quite uncanny how the universe works.  Thank you for your inspiration."


Judy Rankin

Narrative and Collaborative Therapy and Training

http://www.judyrankin.co.za/


Tara Gould


'Embracing the Twilight Years' 


"Lovely piece! Very inspiring."


Tara Gould

Award winning author 

Editorial Consultant and writer/coach, Lewes

[email protected]

2016 Writer in residence for Creative Future, Brighton. 


Louise Taylor


"Jilliana is a captivating storyteller.  She has mastered the art of being both an extraordinary writer of life memoir vignettes and a teller of them.  One is drawn into her colourful life story told with great passion and authenticity that will touch a nerve and make you want to know what happens next."


Louise Taylor

Performance Poet, Writer, Comedian, Creative Business Poet & Coach

www.shoutthesun.co.uk


Susi Oddball


"Jilliana is a very interesting writer She writes about her experiences using the flavour of words from the country she is describing.  She has a flair for characterisation and leaves you wanting to know more about her characters like every good writer should . She has produced exciting radio shows and has a voice suitable for broadcasting. She has worked well in a team setting.  I look forward to her latest work."


Susi Oddball

Radio presenter, writer and performance poet. Creative writing tutor/facilitator

www.susioddball.wordpress.com


Dr. Miriam Hastings

"Jilliana attended two courses in creative writing I taught at Birkbeck College, University of London, and she was an enthusiastic, highly valued student.

  

She is a fine linguist who has travelled widely and in her writing she often evocatively conveys the places she has visited; the different cultures and people she has met.  Besides these vivid accounts of her experiences in other countries, through her work she also powerfully, and sometimes painfully, explores her inner emotional journey.

 

Jilliana is a skilled writer and her vignettes are rich and varied in tone; some of them are full of her wit and humour while others are poignantly moving.  In all her work, her vibrant personality shines through, as do her great warmth and generosity which make her such an excellent workshop leader."  

 

'Renewal'

 

"Thank you very much for sending me this piece, I feel really privileged being allowed to read it. It is truly inspirational as well  as powerful and moving.  A fascinating and compelling story."

 

'Rain'

 

"Wonderful piece, Jilliana!  I was totally absorbed and found it really fascinating.  I'm impressed by your adventurousness and poise at such a young age.

 

'A Chilean Summer Interlude'

 

"I loved this piece of writing." 


'Neko, my Habibi'

"A lovely piece of writing. You draw such a vivid portrait of your friend and your gorgeous cat."

 

'The Cat Lady of Orgiva'

"A lady after my own heart. Great piece, Jilliana." 


'Ziggy'


"I love your story, Ziggy, especially the way you structured it around the dog."

  

'Polish Experience' vignettes


"They are fascinating, definitely among your best! I found them very powerful and moving.  I think they are really valuable too because they describe life in Poland under the Soviet union, a time now past that it's important to record and remember."


'My Fair Lady'

"Just to say I adored this one!  You capture the vitality and charisma of June so well.  I loved the Sultan of Brunei and his three wives.  A vignette full of excellent details and the right ingredients of drama, human interest and lively observation."

'Tu and Vous'


"I love this piece, Jilliana. You draw a wonderful portrait of this couple, Henri and Marie Claire, bringing them vividly to life, as well as their home and their elegant, rather formal manners and way of life. 
You describe their relationship very movingly."

'The She Man of Camden Passage'

"An intriguing piece.  You describe Janette well, really bringing her/him to life."

'Thank God for 999 #1'

I loved this one!  Definitely one of your best, Jilliana.

'Mad Collectors #2'

"I love all your vignettes about Richard Lucas. They're both very funny and also sad and moving at the same time. He's a wonderful character, really intriguing."

Dr. Miriam Hastings

Writer, poet, tutor, facilitator in creative writing for personal development

[email protected]

http://miriamhastings.co.uk

miriamwh.blogspot.com

https://www.facebook.com/MiriamHastings.author/


Roxana Andrei


'Renewal'

"Jilliana's words were mine, her thoughts were mine, her empty benches - I've sat on them myself. Watching one's life from the outside, passing too slowly and too painfully, throwing all the past in the bin, being one of the "unadjusted". I met her when it was time to, when I was about to throw again the past away and to look for another empty bench to sit on. I am listening to her, I am reading her and I am finding the strength to stand up and fight once more. Inspiration is sometimes more powerful than an act of help."


'Choices'

"A challenging inspiration.  Thank you."


Roxana Andrei
PhD candidate in Political Sciences


Lisa Fulthorpe


"From Cuban Vampires to Roman lovers, via the odd broken bed, Jiliana's vignettes are at once raunchy, passionate and poignant. They chart a lifetime of female adventure (across most of Europe and beyond) with all it's bittersweet moments.  She strongly believes that everyone has a story to tell and these tales of wunderlust prove that she's damm right.

An inspiration and a hoot. Wunderbar!"


Lisa Fulthorpe

Scriptwriter | Creative Writing Tutor

scripteaseuk.wordpress.com


Elena Prisacaru


"Going through Jilliana's writing feels like seeing a life of search, love, betrayal, spiritualism - in a nutshell- what is burning in all human beings, and yet, somehow, for so many people, there is a blank, a latent content. But even so it's all real, it's there - you only need to see how can life be, apart from your own. And you want to know more, you want to understand how is it possible that this is real - that life could be like that - that it's full of surprises and images and, especially, mystery.  Things that happen everyday are incredible, as long as you have the eyesight to notice them. But the art of expressing them in such a way - that you crave for more, that you suffer if you can't  go deeper from the surface, is what Jilliana's writing style transmits. Every time I feel there is more to it, so I seek to put the piece together in order to understand how can all this happen in one single lifetime. And even afterwards, I still keep on wondering. Maybe life it's too short, but seeing it depicted when reading, it feels that it's so much to cope with that it's overwhelming and I wonder if it's fair to live with so many memories. The past - happy and sad memories likewise, seem all together sad because of the reason that they are past. I start to question the order of the things. Who dares to say what is right and what is wrong? That is what is great about reading these vignettes. It takes you into a life journey and makes you question and doubt everything you know or believed, and this is how one can improve - by listening, by learning and understanding, but most of all, by feeling what is shared."

 

Catalina Elena Prisacaru

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Faculty of Letters, Romania

 

Pauline Weir


"I love your Vignettes because they are honestly blunt and truthful. You really share with us, when reading out pieces from your real life.

I always look forward to hearing your interesting past and present life. You are a natural storyteller. You are an inspiration to others to tell their spoken or written truth."


Pauline Weir

Life Coach and Mentor, Brighton


Testimonials for workshops in Brighton

"I found your sessions illuminating and very interesting. So interesting to discuss things as a group of women. Sharing ideas and innermost thoughts. My thanks to you for being so hospitable. I enjoyed meeting you and sharing some of our joint interests."  Heather, Sussex.

"I am enjoying the opportunity to expand my writing within a range of interesting topics. It is enabling me to connect the whole process of writing."  Chris, Lewes, Sussex.


"Very rewarding. Felt wonderful connecting with women of words. Collective consciousness at its best."  Karen Antoni, Actress and Storyteller, Brighton, Sussex. 


"You never know what's going to come out in writing - your own as well as the other participants' - during the sessions - always interesting and illuminating."  Corinne Attwood, Writer & Travel Consultant/Guide, Brighton, Sussex.


"I simply adore Jilliana's classes and her wonderful company.  I feel stimulated, challenged  and it is thought-provoking. It has re-opened many memories , quite an amazing journey of re-discovery of myself.  There is much to learn about others' experiences, too. A most congenial setting, the class is relaxed and full of positive energy.  I always come away with a big smile on my face!"  Christina Galustian, Brighton, Sussex.


"Jilliana has created a warm supportive environment for her writing group.  It's a space where women from various walks of life can meet and share their memories and experiences with each other in a non-judgemental way.  She also shares her love of chocolates with all the members when we have a tea break."  Paula McLeod, Biodynamic Therapist, Brighton, Sussex. 

Lola


“Hola Jilliana ha sido una huésped muy educada y encantadora. Ha sido un placer conocerla y conversar con ella. Es una persona culta e interesante que espero volver a ver ala vuelta de mi viaje. La recomiendo 100% a otros anfitriones de Airbnb ¡¡Gracias Jilliana!!.”



Lola Artacho

Spanish historical novelist from Seville 

 

Pablo 

"Hosting Jilliana has been a beautiful and special experience.  She is an incredible woman with a very big heart.  We would host her forever.  Put Jilliana in your life and you won't regret it!"

Pablo Vara photographer
www.pablovara
[email protected]

Dindy Wilson


'The Holy Spirit' 

 

“This is truly an interesting and intriguing tale! Thank you for sending it. It does indeed seem as if God is sending these Gospel-loving people your way! You are also such a friendly and welcoming person that others seem to feel invited to have a chat with you! I guess it begs the question, ‘What does it all mean to you? Is there a message you are taking away from all these “accidental” meetings??’ Something to ponder I would think....

 

All the best from your "Jewish friend" in Antalya!'

 

Dindy Wilson, Antalya, Turkey

Biblical Turkey,

[email protected]

 

Ian Escario


"You have a lovely talent for writing and reading your Travelogues. Great choice of music too especially the Cuban 'Dos Gardinas' on the radio programme.'"


Ian Escario
Anglophile/Musician 
[email protected]


Helga Abraham


'The best funeral ever'


"VERY NICE! It was, as you say, a wonderful funeral and you described it beautifully."


'Neko, my Habibi'


"Very nice and moving. You have certainly met interesting people in your life and you portray them very well." 


'Esther' 


"Just read your vignette. You are prolific!
You certainly have a fascinating roster of Jewish characters!"


Helga Abraham
Journalist/Writer and Broadcaster/translator.
Jerusalem. Israel. 

[email protected]


Jackie Stevens 

'Best funeral ever'

"Excellent! Very funny and well written. Hilarious introduction to him at the start."

Jackie Stevens
Journalist. Film and Media TV assistant.

Christine Hollywood

"I got to know Jilliana and her writing as facilitator of a weekly writing group which she attended.  Jilliana has a unique writing voice which is clear, focused and full of observations which conjure interesting images for the reader. Her writing is always engaging and often promoted discussion and comment from other group members. She writes honestly and openly on a range of personal, travel and work related subjects. Jilliana's writing conveys her love of life and the effect is inspirational and motivating."

Christine Hollywood, Creative Writing Project Co-ordinator, London and Brighton
http://wordwellworkshops.blogspot.co.uk/

Laura Topping


'Embracing the twilight years' 

"Love this. It oozes positivity and empowerment. Also encouragement to other less courageous women."


'Mad Collectors #5'

"Thoroughly enjoyed.  Very entertaining.  One of the qualities of your writing, is that whenever I read your work, I always feel I am there with you and the other personalities."   


'Renewal #2'

"I've just read your vignette.  Powerful and characterful words.  I think this will help others to come back from the abyss."



Laura Topping

Business and marketing brands for women, Brighton

[email protected]


Lisa Feldman


'I enjoy your colourful stories full of interesting characters and exotic places'. 

Lisa Feldman
Writer and Creative Writer Facilitator.
[email protected]


Colleen Shaw


'Choices'


"Loved the writing and enjoyed the stories. Thank you for sharing it with me'"


Colleen Shaw

Event Coordinator 


Simba Isis Phoenix


"How synchronistic that exactly 5 years ago I took a massive leap of faith, moved to Spain where I met my soul family in furry bodies. It is synchronistic that I met Jilliana, who is a talented writer and broadcaster and we immediately connected. Our meeting led to her writing a beautiful tribute about how I met my cats. Jilliana, you inspire me! Thank you for sharing your talent for writing in honour of my cats."

Simba Isis Phoenix
Visionary singer, songwriter, musician, dancer, writer and blogger.
www.facebook.com/simbaisisphoenix

https://ascendingphoenix.wordpress.com


Bernadette Cremin


'As a memoir writer, your work is gorgeous - absolutely delicious.
You inspire me.

The one and only Jilliana - a joy and inspiration.'


Bernadette Cremin

Award winning Irish Performance Poet. 
[email protected]


Pete Maguire

'Ziggy'

"This is delightful!! I usually like to offer some constructive criticism, but I can't think of any! It is a charming tale - great opening line! - It is paced well, mixing personal and social history to great effect. There is a lovey timing to the piece, effortlessly readable and quite epic in the span of topics covered. It's a great story and I wouldn't change a word. I can see why you are moving away from fiction when your facts are so interesting."


'Bozo'

"This is hilarious! I love it :)"

Irish author, poet and creative writing facilitator. 

Marita Wild

'First boyfriend' 

"You sound great, ever so posh! I loved your vignette, so evocative of the era. You are a lovely writer."

Marita Wild
Writer
'A pan of Scouse.'
[email protected]

Francis Teboul

'Mad Dealers #7'

Bonjour mémoire d'un temps passe
Plaisir de savoir que j'étais un être humain avec ses défauts et qualités
Rémanence d'un parfum de connivence
Plaisir d'une rencontre de deux debusqueurs de trésor
Plaisir d'allier " la poussière du temps " a la modernité
Plaisir de deux sensibilités et plus si affinités
Comme un survol de ce qui importe dans une vie
Passage d'un témoin que scelle un sourire
L'impression d'un rien qui remplit le tout
Merci aux poussières d'avoir transcendées le temps
Bien à toi
Francis

Francis Teboul
Book seller in Paris.
[email protected]


Rose Waites 

'Renewal #2'

"I very much enjoyed your talk at the Happiness Project and thought you did brilliantly. 
Fascinating content, stunningly written and read with lovely detailed descriptions and use of word and language."

Rose Waites
Life Coach @Empower


Nina Sutton

'Mistaken identity'

"A great piece!"

Nina Sutton
Political journalist and author
Paris


Dorit Oliver-Wolff

'Mistaken Identity'

"Great story.well written keeps ones interest to the very end...congratulations Jilliana!!! Really love it !"

Dorit Oliver-Wolff
Author and educator
[email protected]


Catherine Smith

'195 Woolton Road, Childwall, Liverpool 15'

This piece is extraordinary in its detail and specificity. I  loved all the colours and the sensory detail; the snapshots of characters. I know you say you 'can't' write fiction and only ever write from experience...but I think there could be the basis for a wonderful 'recent historical' novel here, if you'd 'fictionalise' the main protagonist - the narrator - and dig deeper into those family secrets you mentioned. Because under the veneer of respectability, there are always cracks.....

Thanks you for showing me - I'm amazed at how much detail you've incorporated, how clear and vivid the imagery and the sense of place/time. 


Radio

"It's great......"  

Catalina Elena Prisacaru 

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Faculty of Letters, Romania. 



"You did such a good interview. Thank you for inviting me on your show. Your energy is second to none!"

Dorit Oliver-Wolff
Author and educator
[email protected]


Mpho Sibanda


"I've listened to the recording and I thoroughly enjoyed myself and will certainly be sharing with family and friends whom I know will be great supporters. Once again, thank you for inviting me for the interview, much appreciated."


Mpho Sibanda 

Marathon runner 



Poetry

Dr. Miriam Hastings


'Green Roushed Top'


"A very evocative poem, Jilliana."



'If I were not myself'


"I loved your poem, so affirmative and poignant."



Dr. Miriam Hastings

Writer, poet, tutor, facilitator in creative writing for personal development

[email protected]

www.miriamhastings.com

miriamwh.blogspot.com

https://www.facebook.com/MiriamHastings.author/



Terry Godwin

'Love'
"This is a very good poem. With your permission we shall include it in our Brighton book.
Keep the good work going."

"Thank you for your support and interesting reading. I think it is your voice that facinates me. Well done and thank you. Keep writing!"

Terry Godwin

Scott Hastie

"I can see you too have a very open and adventurous approach to life and write rich, evocative pieces - a fellow 'seeker of the light'. 

Your poems provide evidence of a vibrant well-travelled life. The best lines give vivid sensual images - The Hasidic Jews crossing the fire path. 

I visited your website where I was delighted to find what I would describe as quite a wide range of pithy and crisp writing with real spirit."

Scott Hastie
Novelist, prize winning poet, senior lecturer at the University of Chichester.
www.scotthastie.com

Naomi Foyle

"Your poems provide evidence of a vibrant well-travelled life. The best lines give vivid sensual images - the Hasidic Jews crossing the fire path or the lingering stench of damp textiles after a flood. The metaphor of the facets of the ruby as memories of a long marriage is touching."

Naomi Foyle
Novelist, prizewinning poet, performance poet and professional Tarot Card reader
www.naomifoyle.com

Christine Hollywood


'If I was not myself, I would be someone else'


"I love your poem!"


Christine Hollywood, Creative Writing Project Co-ordinator, London and Brighton
http://wordwellworkshops.blogspot.co.uk/



Anna-Mae Silver

'If I wasn't myself...'

Really interesting poem. You are very open and honest about yourself but still what is so amazing is how you came out of the breakdown and broke through to the great place you are in now. I admire that.

Anna-Mae Silver
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
London


Catherine Smith

'Gift'

A wonderfully life-affirming narrative poem.....I love the way it starts in childhood and then explores some of the journeys you've taken - and are taking - in your life. It feels like a personal manifesto, too - we are not our parents; they are not us; change is not only possible but inevitable; don't be ashamed of your feelings and your passions; be true to yourself and let others be true to themselves.


Bernadette Cremin

'Gift'

"This is great!"

Bernadette Cremin

Award winning Irish Performance Poet. 
[email protected]



Interviews on YouTube

Willy (alias Basilis)

It took me a while before I got to look at the videos but I really liked what I saw.
Thank you.

Agapi 
Willy alias Basilis, Yioryos.  

Sascha Cooper

"Being interviewed by Jilliana is an interesting experience. One moment you're chatting away, then the next you are being challenged to talk about areas of your life you are not used to. This is a great way of being interviewed and reminded me a lot of Piers Morgan's interview techniques, which I admire greatly. The major difference between the two is that Jilliana is very good company on and off camera. If you have to be intervewed by anyone, make it Jilliana!"

Sascha Cooper

David Collett

"I was delighted to receive all the interview segments that you filmed at the end of last week.  Not being used to seeing my own image in colour on the screen, I was somewhat taken aback by my appearance, but that is, when all is said and done, the person that I have become over the years, and you have recorded me faithfully.  It was a great pleasure to meet and to talk with you.

I do hope that you will continue to provide a window into the lives of us peculiar people in the future, so that, even coming across your work by chance, people will hear our stories and find them amusing. 

Who knows, you may find that there are links between them which you yourself could weave into a fascinating narrative."

David Collett
Photographer
Israel

Laima Sileikis Hood

"I enjoyed meeting you and your enthusiastic approach to life and everyone you meet. Your ability to engage and involve people is a lesson to openness and acceptance."

Laima Sileikis Hood
Treasurer NYC Chapter
Lithuanian American Community

Harry's Tricks

"Lovely interview Jilliana.
Thank you for mentioning my name."

Dimitris Moudopoulos,
Professional musician,

Mike Potter aka Harry's Tricks

Overall I very much enjoyed the experience. It was good to hear your stories and the setting colourful and relaxed. I like the fact that you have a style and decisive approach to interviewing.

Mike Potter/Harry's Tricks
Musician, singer, songwriter
www.harrytricks.com

Matvey Linov

It was nice to meet you and that's exactly the situation when the personality of the interviewer is bringing more interest to the content. Perfect! Thanks.

Owner
Museum of Illusions
Vilnius
Lithuania
www.vilnil.lt

Patsy McArthur

I thoroughly enjoyed being interviewed by Jilliana -she picks up on aspects of your life that you hadn't realised are important and you find yourself exploring parts of your personal history that you hadn't expected to. Overall a stimulating, rewarding and entertaining experience !

Patsy McArthur
Visual artist


Roger Bluff


"Interviewing people and drawing them out to tell their story is an art. Jilliana Ranicar-Breese has a natural talent for this while making interesting interjections that are often quite amusing. Please enjoy the following:

https://youtu.be/H-DwMksk7to

We can all learn from expert in the craft.

Keep up the good work Jilliana. Notice how she always ends on a cliffhanger. A page turner on paper, of course."


Roger Bluff

https://ghostandlifewriting.wordpress.com/blog/



Irena Alperyte

“Thank you for a friendship that enriches; a conversation that carries us to a distant country, and a virtual journey that brings everyone a lot of experience, joy and wisdom. Thanks for the colourful life that you live and share with others!”

Irena Alperyte
Blogger and Broadcaster for National Radio
Vilnius
Lithuania


Spoken Word

Laura Topping


'Renewal - Phoenix arising from the ashes'

"Powerful and characterful words. I think this will help others to come back from the abyss."

Laura Topping
Business and marketing brands for women
Brighton
[email protected]



Joshua French


'Renewal'


"Thank you, Jilliana, for your personal story of happiness. It was moving, inspiring and beautifully written. Your storytelling style is very clear and engaging."


Joshua French,

Facilitator and co-organiser,
Action for Happiness, Brighton.


Paul Tofts

'Renewal'

'Jilliana's vignette was concise, witty and self revealing. In fact full of courage.'

Paul Tofts
Facilitator and Co-presenter
Action for Happiness
Brighton
www.actionforhappiness.org


Suzanne Portnoy

'Sex for One'

"I liked the story and your reading of it. I was a former Judge at the Erotic Awards and know Tuppy so could relate."

Suzanne Portnoy
Author
The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker.
Virgin.com/Books


Miriam Hastings

'Talk Action for Happiness, Brighton 1/8/17 #1'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubpJrjVFoh4&feature=youtu.be

"Very moving and powerful, Jilliana.  An inspirational piece."

Miriam Hastings


Testimonials from the WOVEN group in Brighton. 6 workshops.

Eleanor Hope, community development officer at Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS trust commented -- "Wonderful storytelling".

The others for confidential reasons are only given with initials.


SA "I enjoyed it. Very emotionally healing"

JR " I enjoyed it. I got a lot out of it"

JG "Very insightful/interesting"

GB "Very touching"

TP "Really interesting to hear such diverse stories. Also very emotional"

AS "Brought up emotions and made me think. Very good".

EA "Gets you thinking creatively".

PW "Creative writing is new to me. Enjoyed the workshop and cried hearing other's stories"

JG  "Very therapeutic"

AS "Moving and got me thinking in a different way about my past and present. Very good".

GB "Moving and tearful. Very good".

PW "I love and trust Jilliana's creative writing workshop".

JG "A true leader, leading us, fortunately".

CM "People made very much emotional sometime. Good learning time" (Japanese)

GB "Thank you for the tears".

EA "Very creative and fun".

JR "Very entertaining and good fun".

JG "Totally entertaining. Glad to be here".

AS "Great way to open us to our feelings. I got a lot from the discovery".

EA "Gets you thinking creatively".

PW "I always enjoy Jilliana's creative workshop. More please".

JG "Always good and interesting".

AS "Good and thought provoking".

PW "Getting better at creative writing and opened up a little bit".

AS "Opening up more - writing revealing more and more to me".

EA "Creative and fun writing exercises".

EA "It has helped me to express myself creatively".

GB ""Helpful and very influential".

JG "Helpful as usual. Thanks".