For 30 years, I have taught a wide variety of creative writing, composition, and literature classes to adults, children, college students, and incarcerated adults and teens. I am an enthusiastic, practical, and inspiring teacher. I currently teach at The Writer's Center, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, and in private homes in Maryland and the DC area.
Upcoming classes at The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD
Developing a Writing Practice
3 Tuesdays: March 13, March 20 & April 3, 2018 from 7-9pm
Struggling to reach a writing goal, or want more creativity in your life? In this class, you’ll learn what’s needed to build a regular writing practice that works for you. As a group, we’ll discuss obstacles to success, and you’ll begin to recognize and work with your triggers and roadblocks. You’ll experiment with a variety of techniques and structures and leave class with a solid framework for maintaining a sustainable practice. Bring a notebook and your calendar to each session.
Reading A Poet ~ A Salon Series, Spring 2017
Want to read a few great poetry collections? Looking for interesting discussions in a community of poets? Curious about how a book of poems works? Looking to inspire your own writing? Join us as we study the work of a contemporary poet. We’ll read one of their poetry collections carefully, discussing it as a whole, as well as spend more concentrated time on individual poems. When the class is over, you will have a very good sense of a book of poetry, as well as a solid sense of that poet’s style. Classes meet in a private home.
LOOK by Solmaz Sharif (Jan. 15 - Feb. 5, 2017)
Banana Palace by Dana Levin (Feb. 12 - March 5, 2017)
Your Native Land, Your Life by Adrienne Rich (March 12 - April 2, 2017)
Check back for my 2018 Fall Series!
"Your knowledge and insights in class were awesome. You knocked my socks off!"