Workshops & Classes
I’ve been teaching and delivering workshops for close to ten years for higher education institutions and non-profit organizations. All of my workshops are two hours, can be customized, or delivered online. I am also available to offer personalized, one-on-one writing coaching, tutoring and independent courses.
Writing to Heal
In post-modern society, the sick person reclaims the authority and power to speak their own story and reconstructs a new life narrative from the wreckage of illness or bodily injury. The workshop will guide the writer through reading and writing trauma narratives. Each participant will complete a poem. What else can we do but write about our pain?
Re-inventing Yourself through Poetry
Poems are about expression of the self. Our deepest thoughts and ideas sneak out when put paper to pen in those moments of solitude. Think of each poem you write as a chance to reinvent yourself; each utterance as a moment of reflection and self-love. This workshop will take you on a journey through poetic self-expression and work to tap into your core thoughts and memories using poetic imagery, line and form. Change is often scary, but we can use poetry to help us explore and touch the surface of new places we want to go, or new people we wish to be. The workshop will guide the writer through reading and writing life altering poetic narratives. Each participant will complete a poem fit for revision to publication.
Narrative and Confessional Poetry
The need to understand and build awareness of the self is pivotal to awareness of our personhood. This workshop will explore the relationships we build with our selves through poetry via readings, exercises and revision. You may submit your poetry with the goal of turning them into publishable pieces.
This workshop is perfect for small businesses and corporations looking for a writing refresher. We’ll spend either two hours or two days reviewing the basic components of the writing process, common grammar mistakes and effectively communicating and structuring your writing for optimal reach and understanding.
Introduction to Social Media Writing
Need to learn more about how to integrate hashtags into your posts? What about how to pick the keywords that will optimize your profile or posts? The Introduction to Social Media Writing covers the basics of social media writing from keywords to hashtags to branding. This workshop is perfect for beginners in the social media industry or for authors, small businesses and lifestyle individuals wanting to manage their own social media streams.