Students are drawn to writing because they want to tell a story or because language excites them. My goal is to tap into that energy and help each student, regardless of ability level, make discoveries through language. I strive to establish a nurturing classroom environment where students feel safe sharing their work and ideas and can grow as writers.
Upcoming Classes and Retreats:
Arapahoe Literary Festival
April 13, 2013 – Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO – Check back for registration information.
River Teeth Nonfiction Conference
May 17 -19 – Ashland University, Ashland, OH – Click here to register.
Motherhood & Words Workshop at Madeline Island School of the Arts
June 17 – June 21, 2013
I am thrilled to be teaching a five-day intensive Motherhood & Words Workshop at the gorgeous Madeline Island School of the Arts, located on Madeline Island, part of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior.
All mothers have stories to tell. Whether we tell these stories is another question. Join me for a workshop that will jump-start your writing and help you write the stories you need to write. In this workshop, we will spend time discussing how to ground your writing in sensory details, how to craft the people in your life as three-dimensional characters on the page, and how to fit writing into your busy life. Learn how writing the dark and the humorous sides of motherhood can combat the myths of motherhood still perpetuated in our society and spark discussions about what it’s really like to be a mother. Workshop time will include lecture, discussion, writing exercises and optional sharing of your writing in a supportive group of mothers.
For more information, click here.
Lodging and food is separate from class registration. To learn more, click here.