I was very sorry to hear the news yesterday that Edward Bryant has passed away.
From 1990-1992, I attended the Colorado Springs Writers Workshop that he led. Once a month, the group met at the UCCS campus and carved up each other’s stories. He was knowledgeable, helpful, and encouraging only when that made sense. I’m pretty sure Ed disliked everything I wrote back then (no doubt it was wretched and the whole group deserved halos for reading that stuff), but he was honest and gave practical advice nevertheless. He was a kind professional.
He was also a damn good writer.
I can only hope that now we’ll finally get that definitive collection in memoriam.