Teaching & Speaking



Join me and journalist Rachel Sarah for “Late Summer Shorts: 12 Writing Prompts in 12 Days” at Left Margin Lit September 11-22, 2023!

I teach 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, and have taught at Left Margin Lit.