This Fall, I am going to try something a little different, which is to offer private workshops for anyone who is interested in taking a writing class without the fuss of having to leave home, or deal with a harsh environment.

After over a dozen years in front of the college classroom, I’ve been itching to teach a college-quality course outside of academia, and to offer writing community for folks who might not have access, for one reason or another, to the creative writing classroom. If I get enough local interest, I may offer a class in Atlanta, where I live, but for now, I’m sticking to a digital classroom.

As a trial run, I will offer a 4 session class on Wednesday evenings in August (7:00-8:30 EST). The class is aimed at “Getting Started,” either on a new project or on a writing practice in general. Please share with anyone who has expressed interest in taking a friendly writing class.

I added a webpage under the tab: “Classes and Consultations,” which offers info on classes and private consultations. You can check there for updates on future courses. Feel free to fill out the interest form here or on the bottom of that page if you’d like to offer input about what kinds of courses you might want to take in the future, or if you’d like to get on a mailing list.

Also–several folks have asked if I would teach their teens or older children a creative writing class. Although I don’t have a lot of experience teaching high schoolers, I would be happy to do so, or to help your high schooler with their writing in a private consultation. I have a lot of experience giving grammar lessons, tutoring English as a Second Language, and working in a writing center. Just send me an email and we can talk about a price that makes the class or tutoring session accessible to your teen or child.

The flyer for the August course is attached below. Feel free to email me for more info about any of it at