I’m about to teach my first online class: July 6-12, 2014. There will be videos, online “lectures”, power-point, writing exercises, and open discussion boards for everyone to chat and share their work. Sign up now as spots are going fast.
I’m thrilled to announce that next February, I’ll be teaching a creative writing class at the American Museum of Natural History, exploring their world-famous exhibits and exquisite dioramas with the written word. Natural History museums began with curiosity cabinets (Wunderkammer)—small closets or boxes in a person’s home, full of items they personally collected—bird nests, a […]
Since 2007, along with my mentor, author Dani Shapiro, and her husband, the screenwriter Michael Maren, I’ve been organizing a writer’s conference called Sirenland. A beautiful name, but even more beautiful is the spot where it takes place: Le Sirenuse Hotel in Positano, Italy. Our 2010 conference has just ended. Our Sirenlanders have flown back to their […]
I’ll be teaching another fiction class this spring, this time at the Center for Fiction, from April 6-June 8, 2010. This will be a more traditional workshop–the class will meet for 10 weeks, every Tuesday, from 6-9 pm. It is open to all levels. This 10 week class will include workshopping, craft talks, close editorial […]
For years, old students of mine, schools I’ve visited, and writers I’ve worked with have asked if I would ever teach a class again. (In the past I’ve taught at New York University, Gotham Writers’ Workshop, Colgate Writers’ Conference, Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, the Imagination Conference, & the Sirenland Writers’ Conference, but my focus for the past […]