- Teaches students:
- Ages 13+
- Teaching since:
- September 2005
I am an award-winning poet, creative writing instructor, literary journal editor, and translator who enjoys working with both new and experienced writers, as well as students of all ages and backgrounds. Regardless of where you are in your process, I can help you hone your skills and bring your writing to the next level. I am currently available to give private lessons in your home or at an alternative location convenient to you.
I hold a PhD in Creative Writing & Literature (USC), an MFA in Creative Writing (UC Riverside), and a BS in Computer Science with a Math minor (BYU). As an experienced instructor of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction essay, I look forward to helping new students improve as writers and find success in their efforts to get their work published.
Read all poetry submissions and select best poems for each issue (we receive 150-200 submissions a month and have 0.7% acceptance rate). Boxcar has had a table at the AWP Bookfair every year since 2008.
Taught undergraduate composition (analytical writing, critical reasoning, and thesis-driven argumentation). Mentored students on the finer points of essay writing: thesis formation, paragraph structure, and logical flow.
Taught Introduction to Creative Writing to undergraduate students, focusing mainly on poetry and fiction (3 classes). Provided instruction on craft, style, and revision. Led workshops and provided detailed feedback. Created additional exercises and materials to help students understand core concepts better and thereby improve their writing.+ Read More
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.