Teaching & Speaking
This group offers writing inspiration and motivation at the end of the summer. “Flash” is just what it sounds like—you can write it in a flash. Some people call these “short-shorts” or “micro stories.” What about prose poems? Your choice. Come write one page a day (350 words or fewer) in a supportive community.
On September 19th, you’ll come up with a concrete writing goal for the following two weeks, whether it’s to write 14 short shorts, prose poems, or hybrid forms. You could even commit to 14 paragraphs of a short story or the novel you’ve been struggling to finish.
Susie and Rachel will post a daily prompt on Slack to motivate you and help you get words down on the page or screen. Sharing is optional but encouraged!
September 19-October 2, 2022.
$50. Sign up HERE!
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.