Reading from Be with Me Always at Carlyle House, 121 N Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, Magnolia Terrace on Saturday 17 August 2019, 2:30 p.m.

Leading the workshop “After the Art” at the Atheneum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA, Lower Gallery, Saturday 17 August 2019, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

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  • HippoCamp (the creative nonfiction conference run by Hippocampus MagazineLancaster, PA — Friday 23 – Sunday 25 August 2019

Reading from Be with Me Always as part of “A Night of Nonfiction: Debut AuthorReadings & Discussion

Leading the workshop “Crafting the Lyric Essay

HippoCamp 19 speaker

  • Cedar Ridge Writers

Leading the workshop “The Art of the Hybrid: Using Creative Forms to Shape Essays and Memoirs,” Bedminster, NJ — Saturday 21 September, 10:30-4:00


Past teaching:

Politics and Prose

  • Advanced Nonfiction Writing at East Carolina University (January-May 2019)

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Politics and Prose



  • The Writer’s Center, Bethesda, MD for classes on memoir, spiritual memoir, and “From Private Diaries to Public Writing.”

The Writer's Center



  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

May 2010 – Co-instructor of “Personal Essay and Narrative Medicine,” an elective writing class for medical students

  • American University, Washington, DC

College Writing Program, Department of Literature, September 2001 – August 2009 — Full-time instructor of three writing courses each term (honors and non-honors composition courses, composition courses for students with learning disabilities, introductory creative writing and creative nonfiction courses, honors colloquia), service on department committees, advising and mentoring

  • New York University

Expository Writing Program, September 1998 – May 2001 — Instructor of honors and non-honors composition courses for first-year student

Creative Writing Program, Spring 2000, Fall 2000 — Instructor of introductory classes of creative writing, which included work with both fiction and poetry

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