BIOL 4040 - Writing for Science and Life. A hybrid art and science writing proficiency (WP) course co-designed/taught with my husband and best friend, the brilliant Matthew R. Cover, for Stan State's intrepid biology department. We combine the humanities (creative writing, art, freewrites, poetry, etc), with science (STEM-based biology curricula, environmental science-based field research, data collection and analysis, etc), and teach students how to conduct generative/supportive peer review. Summer 2016 - current
California State University Stanislaus: Center for Excellence in Graduate Education (CEGE). I provide graduate students with writing support for professional and academic advancement, including academic essays, research papers, theses and dissertations, personal statements, and more. Fall 2020 - current
CW512 - Craft of Fiction. Explores craft elements of fiction: plot, dialogue, character, point of view, place, etc. Focus is on published writing and exercises. Spring 2022
CW302 - Fundamentals of Creative Reading. A required course for undergraduates majoring in creative writing. Students read literature by diverse authors, and explore fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, poetry, and experimental hybrid forms. Fall 2021, Spring 2022
CW 600 - Uses of Personal Experience. We deepened our practice of incorporating what we see and experience in the world, into our writing. Through the iterative process of freewrites, art, poetry, play readings, and readings of work by diverse authors, we learned to access personal experiences with a sense of agency. Fall 2019
CW 301 - Fundamentals of Creative Writing. A required course for undergraduates majoring in creative writing. Students read literature by diverse authors, and explored fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, poetry. Students practiced workshopping in an encouraging and dynamic way. Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
The Escapery: Your Art Collective. Co-founder of The Escapery (2015-2021), a collective of teachers dedicated to inclusivity, diversity, emerging writers and artists. After six beautiful years, Carson Beker and I are sailing away from The Escapery and embarking on new artistic adventures! We are beyond grateful for the love and support and inspiration that we received from all of the incredible writers who joined in our Escapery journey.
The SmokeLong Quarterly Flash Fiction Workshop: 2-week summer online workshop module as part of SLQ's fabulous seven-week workshop series. This series is devoted to the craft, writing, experimental prompts, and discussion. July/Aug 2021