• YES.

    Hello dear everyone! I want to take a hot second to clash a figurative glass of bubbly (preferably the pink kind) for some great, great news. This year, I’ll be writing and finishing my memoir at Hugo House as a Made at Hugo Fellow for 2016-2017!! The mornings, afternoons, and evenings at Hugo in the…


  • Need a Writing BFF?

    We want to build your community, and ours. We want you to have access to our brains for guidance because we know how important it’s been to have access to writers who’ve come before us. We want you in our inner circle. We know you want in, too.

    Need a Writing BFF?

  • Literary Friendships

    Amen to some hypothetical, theoretical brain-smashing.

    Literary Friendships

  • Truth Time: Why I Love Working with You

    Just yesterday, I had the privilege of talking over iced coffee with someone I know is a very special new friend and is also a few steps (and years) ahead of me in creating her own business. She has the experience and the know-how I’m steadily learning about audience and powerful content delivery. Aside from the obvious reasons why…

    Truth Time: Why I Love Working with You

  • Behind the Scenes: Fall 2015 Writing Workshop Prep

    I’m in New York for much of June with one of the best people in the whole world and we’re cooking up a special treat just for you, dear readers. We spent some time in McNally Jackson Books last night for inspiration and a few treats… … and this morning we drank iced coffee, ate…

    Behind the Scenes: Fall 2015 Writing Workshop Prep

  • Spring Writing Workshop Reflections and Praise

    These workshops are getting sweeter and sweeter. This time around, it was all about play. There was collaging, found prose and poems, and we even used dreams and this special book as writing prompts. In four three-hour sessions, these writers produced one complete first draft and/or up to four beginnings for new stories and essays. They…

  • Spring Writing Workshop: Collage Makes An Awesome Writing Prompt

    When Barthelme said “collage is… one of the central principles of literature [in this century]”, he was talking about collaging sentences and/or found writing. But I figured, why not make visual collage work for writers? In this season’s writing workshop, the number one thing my students want is freedom from their demons. They want to steer away from the monsters…

    Spring Writing Workshop: Collage Makes An Awesome Writing Prompt

  • Spring Creative Writing Workshop

    I’m so excited about the crew that’s gathering for this class. There’s a wide variety of writing experience and there is going to be some incredible feedback around the table. Here’s the poster. Send me a message if you want in!

  • Shop Talk

    My dear friend and talented writer, Rebecca Brooks, asked me to participate in a blog hop, and I was glad to jump in. Below are the questions, a bio for Rebecca and two more of my impressive writer friends, Chelsia Rice and Carolyn Silveira (their bios can be found below), who I’m tagging to keep…

  • Fall Creative Nonfiction Workshop

    This semester’s workshop was a complete success. With the help of Lucy Holtsnider, our writers and artists created beautiful books of their own. The covers are cloudy transparent pages over collages made in class. The concept for the collage was inspiration for a piece of writing and the design was expertly guided by Lucy. The…

    Fall Creative Nonfiction Workshop

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