WRITING INSTRUCTION, RETREAT, CONSULTATION

 

Lecture * Workshops * Courses * Retreats * One-on-One and Group Consultations

Past Lecture/Workshop/Course/Retreat topics:

  • Lyric Essay
  • Personal Essay and Memoir
  • Writing About the Body
  • Writing about Mental Illness
  • Avant Garde Forms of Creative Nonfiction
  • Nature Writing
  • Jewish Writers and Writing
  • Writing, Yoga, and Meditation
  • Getting Creatively Unstuck (The Artist's Way)

I am happy to teach any of these topics again, as well as develop a new workshop, course, retreat, or lecture for you or your group. 

One-on-One Consultations:

Editing, Essay Consultations, and Writing Career Consultations are available on a sliding scale in person or via phone or Skype. Contact me here to inquire.

Abridged Teaching CV:

San Francisco State University
Writing instructor focused on personal narrative, argumentative essay, process analysis essays, and multi-sourced researched essays.

Writing Salon, Berkeley
Writing instructor for Chaos into Form: Introduction to Personal Essay, and Writing about the Body

Brandeis University
Creative writing instructor for summer course including short story, poetry, personal essay, and free writes from prompts. Course culminated in a reading for the public.

Boston College
Guest lecturer on writing about illness and the body.

Pine Manor College
Writing instructor for course on happiness which looked at happiness from spiritual, ethical, philosophical, scientific, anthropological, and psychological perspectives.

Bunker Hill Community College
Writing instructor focused on personal narrative, argumentative essay, process analysis essays, and multi-sourced researched essays.
Writing instructor for an upper-level literature course focused on the reading and critical analysis of poetry, short fiction, and drama.

Cambridge Friends School
Writing and literature instructor for seventh and eighth grades, focused on creative writing, critical thesis-driven essays in response to literary text, personal essay, literary journalism, and comprehension and analysis of literature. I also staffed, edited, and published the school’s literary journal.

Veritas 
Created curriculum and taught a creative writing course for mothers battling substance abuse and addiction in a prison alternative program. The course focused on short story, poetry, personal essay, and culminated in a reading for the public. 

Earthlands Retreat Center
Writing retreat and workshop facilitator for adults. Retreat included yoga, meditation, nature writing, writing personal essay, and workshop. 

Teva Learning Center Seminar
Created and taught curriculum for a nature-writing course for educators and students. 

Temple Israel
Created and taught curriculum for a high school course for Jewish students in which we read the work of Jewish writers, and wrote on Jewish topics and themes.

A Solutions House
Created and taught curriculum for a writing group for men in a residential treatment center for drug addictions.

Blue Hills Recovery Center
Created and taught curriculum for a writing group for adjudicated boys.