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Applications are now open for my spring 2024 course for prose writers. This class will run from January through May and offers both cohort-wide discussions and monthly one-on-one conferences with me. Read the full description and apply here!


I'm teaching two courses for Hugo House's winter quarter: an in-person class about using hands-on practices to better understand structure in your writing and reading and an online reading-focused class on the affinities between Virginia Woolf and Shirley Hazzard.

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

  • “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.

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.

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