“Sharon’s facilitation skills are exceptional. Students and teachers benefit from her passion for the arts and her dedication to helping all students succeed.”

                                      Beth Olshansky,  Director, Center for the  Advancement of Art-Based Literacy, UNH

“Sharon Santillo’s tact, personal charm and warm-heartedness won her great esteem among the teachers and students.”

         Stanislaw Czajka, high school principal, Siennica, Poland

“The work has had a powerful impact on my mind and heart. Releasing these stories is this exercise in processing life and an expression of love!”                                                  S.G.

I have always wanted to write regularly. Prior to Sharon's class, I could never find a way to generate ideas and write with a meaningful purpose. This book project has inspired me to start writing stories about the still-living, starting with my own Mom. Writing has become a way to process connection with family. I have found deeper meaning in relationships and this has resulted in a beautiful celebration of life! 

Unlike any other class that I have been in, we continue to make collages, write stories and share them monthly online.         



“English was for me a dead language. This class made English come alive.”  ELL adult student from China

“have fun learning how to tell a story in a warm, accepting, and joyful atmosphere.”


I am so thankful that I was able to take this class with you! Thank you for all of your support and inspiration!



“Your class was a rich personal experience both from my creative process, and sharing with others in their creative process.”


My mother LOVES my book and wants me to make copies for all my cousins. She even has called the grandson of her uncle in the story, and told him about what happened (he was unaware) so she is making more connections in her own life.


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