I lead writing workshops on memoir and poetry for youth and adults in various settings. I also run creative-writing events that include Poetry on Demand at public festivals, including the Giralda Music & Arts Festival and Meet Me in Morristown.
I have been a teaching artist in New Jersey schools since 2010. As a teaching artist, I lead writing workshops on memoir and poetry in school-based residencies. I have led residencies at public schools in Madison, Harding, Millburn, Short Hills, Wharton, and other areas. My workshops culminate in a group reading or a printed anthology of student writing. My students have also been published in 826 Quarterly and Teen Ink.
My teaching is based on the philosophy that we each have the tools for powerful writing already at hand: our daily experiences, memories, feelings, and what the poet Kenneth Koch called “the music of ordinary speech.”