top of page

I'm teaching two in-person courses for Hugo House's spring quarter: a monthlong class focused on sentence-level craft choices and a one-day workshop on interweaving personal narratives and nature writing.

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

  • “reading as a writer” classes on Annie Dillard, Marcel Proust, 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.

I also lead longer-term workshops and/or mentorship programs for prose writers. These classes typically start in January and September; if you're interested, shoot me an email and I will put you on my mailing list!

In Seattle, I've led college-level academic and creative writing courses for students at Cornish College, the Washington Corrections Center for Women through FEPPS and 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.

bottom of page