Teaching & Speaking
Since 2006, I have taught composition and creative writing to the fine students at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Before that, I taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where I earned my MFA in poetry; at Berkeley Extension; at the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway; and in numerous elementary, middle, and high school settings. In a previous life, I directed education programs for the Oregon Council for Humanities, where I directed a Clemente Course in the Humanities for low-income adults in Portland.
I also read and speak regularly around the Bay Area.
RECENT & UPCOMING EVENTS:
San Francisco Writers Conference 2017 (February 17–19, 2017)
San Francisco Writers Conference 2016 (February, 2016)
Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness Book launch (February, 2016)
San Francisco Writers Conference 2015 (February, 2015)
If you are interested in booking me for a reading, teaching, or speaking engagement, please contact me.