Just got this notice this morning:
VICTORIA SCHOOL OF WRITING SUSPENDS OPERATIONS
Dear Friends of VSW:
With great regret, we announce the suspension of operations of The Victoria School of Writing. Competition from other writing programs and persistent difficulty in filling positions for the all-volunteer board have necessitated this unfortunate move. We did not make the decision as a result of a crisis but with clear analysis and a bank account in the black. We ran a successful summer school and fall program of courses and our reputation remains solid. Our exit will be graceful.
We deeply appreciate your support over the thirteen years since the school's founding. The school has benefitted from your gifts of time and money as well as your enthusiastic participation in workshops, courses and literary events. We hope you have benefitted, as well, from your association with the school.
If you have questions, please visit http://vswblog.wordpress.com for the names and phone numbers of VSW directors available to answer them.
Thank you for your understanding. We wish you much success with all your creative endeavours.
The Board of Directors
(blog author's note -- the photo illustration is mine, not the VSW's. I'm sorry to see them go!)