Teaching

https://www.theescapery.org

THE ESCAPERY: Co-founded in 2015 with the incredible Carson Beker, in collaboration with the fabulous Haldane King (founder of Terra Incognita Literary Reading Series), The Escapery is a collective of teachers dedicated to inclusivity, diversity, emerging writers and artists. We offer 5-12 week creative writing workshops, one day intensives, field trips, and editing services.

CSU STANISLAUS BIOL4040 - Writing for Science and Life: I co-designed and co-teach an innovative, new, hybrid writing/art/science writing proficiency (WP) course with my partner and best friend, the brilliant Matthew R. Cover, in Stan State's intrepid biology department. I teach creative writing and combine art, freewrites, literary readings, and poetry exercises with biology curricula to encourage and empower scientists from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds--to provide multiple ways of approaching questions and articulating ideas. Summer 2016, Summer 2017, (forthcoming) Summer 2019 and beyond.

Writing Rainbow: QTPOC Free School

QTPOC FREE SCHOOL: Founded by the ultra-fabulous Celeste Chan, and hosted at Oakland's awesome Flight Deck, QTPOC Free School serves and amplifies marginalized voices, provides a creative and alternative learning space for artists. Spring 2018.

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY CW 301 - Fundamentals of Creative Writing: This is a required course for undergraduates majoring in creative writing. Students read literature by diverse authors, and utilize writing prompts and other creative exercises, as a way to explore the multiple genres offered at SFSU: fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, poetry, and translation. Students also practice the art of workshopping their peers' work in an encouraging, supportive, and productive way. Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.