I conduct creative writing workshops designed to encourage writers and creative individuals to approach writing in diverse and exciting ways. The workshops described below have been attended by participants of all ages and backgrounds. For more information or to arrange for a visit to your school or organization to discuss possibilities, please email me.
Held April 4, 2015 at Lancaster Public Library in Lancaster, PA. This all-ages, generative workshop explores how writers can contextualize stories by telling them through new, yet familiar, forms. We start by asking questions like: Can a grocery list tell a story? Can an entire story be told through an short email exchange? Can a … Continue reading Experimental Storytelling: Writing Through Artifacts
Held November 6th, 2013 @ The Seed (vegan/vegetarian restaurant & community space) in Lancaster, PA. In this all-ages, generative workshop, I give an overview of the approaches that attendees can take when creating found poetry. Participants will see examples of (and create their own) blackout poetry, cut-up poetry, internet poetry, visual poetry, and word collages. … Continue reading Using Found Poetry to Spark Creativity
Held February 2015 at Fleisher Art Memorial Teen Lounge in Philadelphia, PA. This is a generative workshop perfect for art galleries or exhibit opening. I create a series of prompts and provide an “Ekphrastic Tour” for attendees. With notebooks and pens in hand, we tour the gallery, stopping at specific points to respond to the … Continue reading Where Words and Images Intersect: An Exploration of Ekphrasis