SLF Mentorship Program
- Ben Rosenbaum agrees to be one of our mentors. We add his name to our list of mentors on the SLF website, and assign him five (or ten?) mentees, beginner writers who have indicated an interest in joining our program. We create a yahoogroups mailing list for them, to facilitate communication. The mentees are encouraged to ask Ben any questions they want, for the next three (six? twelve?) months. The mentees understand that they shouldn't expect Ben to read their work or offer critiques; this is not intended to be a workshop relationship.
- To encourage conversation, our facilitators sends Ben (and the other mentors) a common writerly question every month (week?), which Ben does his best to answer thoroughly. Since our mentors like to talk a lot, we figure they won't have any trouble answering their questions.
- At the end of the time, the facilitator asks Ben for his evaluation of the experience, and asks the mentees for their (confidential?) evaluations of Ben and of the experience overall.