Monday, February 27, 2012

Koffler Literary Student Success

The Koffler Centre of the Arts has a history of strong literary programs: the Canadian Jewish Book Awards and the Toronto Jewish Book Festival (previously the Book Fair). A lesser known area of expertise is our amazing literary education.

Currently, we have two amazing faculty members: Allyson Latta and Kenneth Sherman. Allyson teachers Memoir Writing and offers private coaching sessions. Kenneth teaches Poetry and Creative Writing. More information at:

We are very proud of our literary students who are active in the writing community. Some recent achievements of our students:

Tilya Helfield’s memoir Sweet Adeline, which was originally composed in Allyson’s memoir course was featured on Sunday Edition, CBC Radio One, 99.1 FM Toronto on Sunday, February 26. Listen to the podcast here: (at 42:45). Information on Tilya’s process of writing Sweet Adeline can be found of Allyson Latta’s website:

Heidi Stock, who has been a student in several literary Koffler courses, recently started up a poetry contest for as-yet-unpublished poets:

Lorynne Schreiber, another student in our memoir class, has had a piece accepted for the anthology Living Legacies IV: A Collection of Writing by Contemporary Canadian Jewish Women. More information can be found at

Congratulations to our students and we look forward to many more successes!!