In the spirit of back to school activities, I wrote an essay for Electric Literature about acrostics finding their way from elementary school classrooms into the resignation letters of defectors from the Trump administration. It's my first freelance essay in a long time, and my students snuck into my argument, reminding me of how much I've missed being in the classroom myself.
Speaking of which, I'm really proud to announce that I'll be working with the Speakeasy Project as a mentor for their winter writing intensive in January 2018. Check out all they do for our community here.
If you don't know that you'll have time at the top of the new year for a month-long intensive writing course and happen to be based in or near Boston, a new session of my Tuesday night writing workshop is kicking off 9/19 and there are still seats at the table. All ages and experience levels are welcome and celebrated. There are weekly prompts and readings as well as focused group workshop time tailored to each student's needs, and also plenty of time to ask me anything about how to face down your creative anxieties and mark art a part of your daily life. Sign up for the fall session here.