I would be honored to visit your school, library or organization!
As an instructor, my greatest delight is to work with fellow writers, and sharing what I've learned on my own writing journey!
To get some ideas of some of the events and workshops I currently do, please visit my Events tab. I also have a document with abstracts for some of my favorite workshops and talks.
To contact me regarding rates and availability, please use the Contact page.
Some of my favorite opportunities include:
- Visiting writer positions at high schools, community colleges and universities
- Writing workshops (online and in-person)
- Skype sessions
- Individual conferences and mentorship
- Library programs
- Panels at video game and writing conferences
- Guest lectures
- Featured reader at reading series
- Bookstore visits
- Book club visits
Some of my favorite topics include:
- Submitting to literary magazines
- Submitting to agents and editors
- Creating poetry chapbooks
- Creating author websites
- Learning good writing craft from video games
- Poetry and fiction craft
- The intersection of writing and faith
- Unlocking voice and "the language of the experience" in writing
- Speculative fiction (especially magic realism)
- Japanese mythology
- Video games informing/reflecting memory, nostalgia and the human experience