Testimonials & Press

Director of the Quarry Heights Writers' Workshop Gordon Sauer is the total package: a dedicated teacher, a talented writer, and an energetic community-builder. He leads workshop with great skill, maintaining a collegial tone while offering helpful critique. And to top it all off, he's an all-around lovely person. Rejoice, CoMo writers! Your home for MFA-style creative writing study has a fantastic new leader. 

-Keija Parssinen, Founder of Quarry Heights Writers' Workshop, Author of The Unraveling of Mercy Louis The Ruins of Us

For years, Gordon Sauer has been my first reader of my stories and novel. He's the person I trust for honest and insightful reading of my fiction in both its early and late drafts. Gordon is a smart, terrific workshop leader who can skillfully show you the tools you need for both the short story and the novel. His feedback is always precise, encouraging, and constructive. You'll leave his workshop with a deeper sense of story craft, confidence in your ability to write memorable fiction, and with a stronger writing community.

-Michael Nye, Author of Strategies Against ExtinctionFormer Managing Editor of The Missouri Review

Gordon's solid background shows. He is a diplomatic and capable moderator.

-Recent workshop participant

Quarry Heights Writers' Workshop in Columbia Tribune

Quarry Heights Writers' Workshop in Poets & Writers ("Academic Alternatives: the DIY MFA" - Sept/Oct 2014, print only) 

Quarry Heights Writers' Workshop in Columbia Business Times

Quarry Heights Writers' Workshop in VOX Magazine