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.



San Francisco Writers Conference 2017 (February 17–19, 2017)

Poetry Reading with Kreg Viesselman, Schous Bøker, Oslo, Norway (July 29, 2016)

Releasing Your Body, Revealing Your Story: A Writing and Movement Workshop for Writers (March, 2016)

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.