Teaching • Mentoring • Conferences

Guest Writer, Dr. V. Konchan’s Workshop, Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY  •  2017

Career Day Panelist, Northwestern University (SCS), “Teaching in the City”
Evanston, IL  •  2013

Substitute Professor, Northwestern University (SCS), MCW 411-0 Poetry Workshop
Chicago, IL  •  Spring 2013
For Dr. Simone Muench.

Part-time Faculty, Chicago School of Poetics (CSoP)
Chicago, IL  •  2012 – 2013

CSoP is the first of its kind in Chicago, offering 8-week-long online poetry workshops as well as one-day, intensive master classes with internationally recognized poets (Ron Silliman, Eileen Myles, Charles Bernstein). CSoP is unparalleled among its peers in that its staff  encourage a collaborative, non-competitive environment; it is a cost-effective alternative to an MFA in poetry; and classes are run using the latest visual collaboration software—not yet used by any online poetics school.

Teach 8-week, online or and/or on-location poetry courses (on-location classes often meet at the Chicago Cultural Center) as assigned. Courses include constructive critique of student poems (structure, form, language) and discussion of unique writing prompts to broaden poems’ potential.

Facilitator, Red Rover Summer Poetry Workshop
Chicago, IL  •  2012
Led a group of 10 adult writers in a 4-week, on-location poetry workshop. One of the writers emerged from the workshop with a offer from Penguin.

Literary Contest Judge, City of Evanston Public Art Committee & Board
Evanston, IL  •  2012
Served as one of eight panel judges for the 2012 Public Library Sidewalk Poetry Contest (grades 4-12, adult-level).

Featured Writer/Speaker, Association of Writers & Writers’ Programs (AWP)
Chicago, IL  •  2012
Represented Northwestern University alongside National Book Award Winner, Angela Jackson.

Speech Coach/Judge
Served as a writing and public speaking coach to several suburban Chicago high school students; helped prepare interpretative, oratory, and comedic speeches (extracurricular/competition).

Eisenhower High School, Speech Judge, District 218
Blue Island, IL  •  2012

Homewood-Flossmoor High School, District 233
Homewood, IL  •  1991 – 1992

Carl Sandburg High School, District 230
Orland Park, IL 1991 – 1992

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