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I teach a a yearlong prose workshop each calendar year and currently have open seats in the fall 2023 session of the class. Email me for more info if you're interested. Applications for the 2024 cohort will open in October 2023. You can also shoot me an email if you'd like to be notified about this.

My past Hugo House courses have included:

  • generative workshops, including courses focused on loss and friendship;

  • a workshop centered on interiority and characterization;

  • a monthlong craft course focused on detail and description;

  • a two-session class about using hands-on practices to better understand structure in your writing and reading;

  • a one-session workshop on interweaving personal narratives and nature writing;

  • “reading as a writer” classes on Annie Dillard, Henry James and Sally Rooney, Herman Melville and Marilynne Robinson, Virginia Woolf and her inheritors, nontraditional narratives of solitude, novels about friendships that span decades, what prose writers can learn from reading poetry, and essay collections organized around a particular repeated form or constraint.

In Seattle, I've led college-level academic and creative writing courses for students at the Washington Corrections Center for Women through FEPPS and academic/creative writing courses at the UW Robinson Center's Summer Stretch Program.

I’ve also taught creative writing and composition classes at the college and high-school level in settings including Bard College's Language & Thinking Program, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Juniper Institute for Young Writers, Bard’s Clemente Course in the Humanities, and The Care Center, an alternative high school and microcollege for young women who are pregnant or parenting.

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