Classes, Coaching, Manuscript Consultation, and Guest Talks

I’ve been teaching creative writing privately and through Portland Community College’s Community Education program since 2014, as well as occasionally leading writing workshops through Multnomah County Library, the Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland State University, The Evergreen State College, and the Portland Zine Symposium, among other organizations. I’m the recipient of the 2018-2019 Oregon Association of Continuing and Community Education Educator of the Year Award. I truly believe everyone has a story to tell.

SPRING, 2024

PCC Community Education 1:1 Writing Coaching (5 sessions & 10 Sessions) (April-June) (registration opens March 6th at 7am!)

DATE TBA! Creative Writing Accountability for the Spring - A friendly, low-pressure night of prompts, sharing ideas, and making goals for the rest of the coming months and year. (Grover's Curiosity Shop) ($10 suggested donation) (6:30-8:30pm)


Manuscript Consultation, Editing, and Support - Depending on availability this winter, I'll also still be offering some private coaching and manuscript consultation. This could include: developmental editing, line editing, and/or copy editing of a full or partial draft, as well as occasional meetings based around specific goals, generative support, or general accountability. Reach out if you’re interested and would like to discuss some options.


I regularly do guest spots in college and university classes, community classes, and writing groups. Often these are about subjects like: the craft of writing, independent publishing, zines, the personal essay, writing about the arts, the realities of being a working writer, running a zine and small-press based business, and the intersection of zine and literary communities.

I'm also available for book club guest spots (whether in-person or through Zoom) focusing on any of my books or publications.

Contact me if you’d like to set something up.