"Get in the habit of welcoming your own words. You are making a map of the days you live." - Naomi Shihab Nye
I have been leading writing workshops, both live and online, since 2010. I believe we all carry an innate intelligence for story-gathering and storytelling, and that making these stories manifest into pieces of writing can happen in a gentle, welcoming setting. In this spirit, I guide students through simple, often playful exercises and activities that help strengthen their creative instincts in order to develop a writing practice that sticks. I also work one-on-one with those who need more accountability, feedback, and personal attention with their creative projects. My classes offer the opportunity to let loose and take risks in order to navigate the stories that matter, and at the heart of my teaching and facilitating work is a commitment to telling the truth with compassion and support. Below are my upcoming online classes, which are open to both new and seasoned writers.
May 1, 2017-August 7, 2017
Join me for up to 100 days (choose in increments of 10 days) to explore this surprisingly rich and expansive exercise in brevity. Each morning, you'll receive a single-word writing prompt in your inbox, and you'll have a chance to share your up-to-100-word responses in a private online classroom space with other participants. Enjoy creative camaraderie while navigating your writing practice. 100 Words offers an opportunity to practice efficiency with your language, as well as helping you refine and edit your work. You'll find a surprising freedom in the act of paring down! (And I'll be writing right along with you!)