Whether it's a play, screenplay, short story, novel section... or a multi-genre "ahhh I don't know what this is yet!" I can offer feedback at any stage of the writing process. I particularly respond to layered and lyrical and writing that pushes at the boundaries of genre and form, plays with time, moves beyond realism, and/or creates a link between the reader and a specific sociopolitical context. I have particular expertise and training in dialogue, structure, feminist writing, visual narratives, experimental work, science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, magical realism, character-driven narratives, LGBTQ+ and non-binary themes, multilingualism, translation, and adaptation. I am fluent in French and originally from the Midwest, so hit me up about those things. I am also happy to consult on the business of being a writer: time management, motivation, promotion, navigating submissions, to MFA or not to MFA, and all those little things that come up.
GrubStreet ONLINE, 2018-Present
Intro to Fiction (more info)
6 Weeks, 6 Structures (more info)
Stringing the Beads: Voice in Fiction
GrubStreet Writing Center, 2017-Present
Master Novel in Progress
Master Science Fiction and Fantasy (more info)
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Workshop Level 1 (more info)
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Workshop Level 2
Novel 2: Character as Lens (more info)
Jumpstart Your Novel (more info)
YA Novel in Progress
6 Weeks, 6 Stories
Jumpstart Your Writing
GrubStreet Young Adult Writing Program Intensives, 2017-Present
Week of Creative Writing
Week of Scifi, Fantasy, and Magical Realism
3 Days, 3 Genres
Introduction to Playwriting
Screenwriting: Crafting Moving Pictures
Code Switching and Dialogue in Fiction
Adjunct Lecturer: Carroll University, Spring 2020
TH313: Writing the Short Film
Guest Teaching Artist: Longfellow Young Writer's Workshop, Summer 2019
Screenwriting 1 & 2, Creative Nonfiction, Writing from the Body
Adjunct Assistant Professor: Bentley University, 2017-2018
LIT312: Dramatic Writing
EXP202: Expository Writing 2: Advanced Inquiry in Writing
EXP101: Expository Writing 1: Critical Thinking and Writing
Private ESL Lessons, 2014-Present
Adult, level C2: Preparation for the French teacher certification exam (concours) in American culture (debate, synthesis, oral expression).
Adult, level A2-B2: Conversation classes and tailored grammar study to master life in the US.
Adult, level B2: Conversation classes to increase vocabulary.
Teen, level A2/B1: Academic support to supplement schoolwork and build confidence.
Teen, level C1: ACT and TESOL preparation.
Child, level A1: Complete beginner activities to build vocabulary, interest, and confidence.
Various levels: Boston Life one-on-one conversational or specialized instruction.
Assistante d’Anglais: Lycée Marguerite de Valois, France, 2015-2016
English Language and Literature, Première, Seconde, Terminale and BTS Students
Teaching Artist: The Urbano Project, Summer 2015
Instructor: Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Spring 2015
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Workshop
Instructor: The Eliot School of Fine Arts, Spring 2015
Intro to Latex Prosthetics
Teaching Fellow: Boston University College of Fine Arts, Spring 2013
EN202 Introduction to Creative Writing
Teaching Assistant: Boston University College of Fine Arts, 2012-2014
TH101 Intro to Aesthetics and Dramatic Literature (with Writing Lab)
TH102 Drama Lit: Greeks to 1850
TH201 Drama Lit: 1850-1950 - Guest lecture: Introduction to Modernism
TH202 Drama Lit: 1950-Present
Meridian Academy High School students: (Spring 2020) 2-part Workshop, Massachusetts Young Playwrights Program – Introduction to playwriting lesson & activities, plus workshop & feedback session towards finished 10-minute plays.
Lynn English High School students: (Spring 2019) 2-part Workshop, Massachusetts Young Playwrights Program – Introduction to playwriting lesson & activities, plus workshop & feedback session towards finished 10-minute plays.
Harvard EdPortal teen students: (January 2018) Workshop, EdPortal Allston-Brighton Community Workshops – generative creative writing exercises.
French High School Students: (January 2016) Atelier/Workshop, Lycée Marguerite de Valois theatre courses (all levels) – Physical theatre techniques, ensemble building and improvisation.
BU Students: (October 2014) Guest Lecture, WR100 “Writing the Play” – Collaboration, revision, structure, style, and the new play development process.
BU Students: (Fall 2013) Guest Lecture, TH101 “Intro to Aesthetics” – Modernism in art and literature.
CU Students and Faculty: (February 2012) “Verbs: How to Actively Write” – Subject-verb agreement, passive voice, expletive constructions, and split infinitives/verb phrases (presented through The Writing Center as a part of “Grammar Thursdays”)
CU Students: (Spring 2011) “Citation Workshop” – APA, MLA and Chicago citation styles (presented through The Writing Center)