Start Writing workshops are run by David Bester. That’s me on the left.
I work mostly as a freelance writer. Over the last 15 years I have worked with many of the world’s best-known brands. Most of my output falls under corporate communications.
In April 2008 I completed a training program to become an AWA Writing Workshop Leader, and have been leading creative writing workshops in Toronto since 2009. I occasionally work as a writing coach. I was the editor / founder of Sterling, Start Writing’s literary journal, and continue to oversee production of the Start Writing Annual.
I am an Executive Producer of Color Me Obsessed, a feature documentary about the last best band, The Replacements. The ‘Mats reunited for three spectacular shows as headliners of Riot Fest 2013, including a stop in Toronto. Finally, I can say “I was there.”
If you find yourself stuck somewhere along the creative journey, don’t fret. It doesn’t mean you’ve done anything wrong. It’s more likely you are taking in the same scenery as everyone else who has attempted to breathe life into an idea. You’re always welcome to get in touch.
Since I adopted him five years ago, Milo has become a regular fixture at workshop sessions and earned the title of co-facilitator. My current venues do not allow dogs however, so his teaching days are currently on hold. He is otherwise doing great and sends his regards.