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
The Escapery: Your Art Collective. Co-founder of The Escapery, a collective of teachers dedicated to inclusivity, diversity, emerging writers and artists. After six beautiful years, as of Fall 2021, I'm now a "co-captain-at-large" of the Escapery; the ship's brilliant lead Captain is my dearest friend, colleague, and Escapery co-founder, Carson Beker.
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
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 (online).
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