Teaching & Papers/Panels

Introduction to Creative Writing (two semesters)
Intro to poetry, fiction, and screenwriting
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM

Journaling Class
Gemini Ink
San Antonio, TX

Short Fiction Class
Flor de Nopal Festival
Austin, TX

Fiction and Poetry Summer Camp
Badgerdog Literary Arts
Austin, TX

Revision Through Journaling Workshop
A Room of Her Own Retreat
Abiquiu, NM

Writers in the Schools
Las Cruces, NM

Young Author’s Conference
Zilker Elementary
Austin, TX


Panel Moderator – “Truth and Connection in Short Fiction”
Texas Book Festival, 2018
Austin, TX

Panel Moderator – “Politics with your Fiction or Memoir, Anyone?”
Gemini Ink Writers Conference, 2017
San Antonio, TX

Panel Moderator – “The Art of Spinning Plates”
Gemini Ink Writers Conference, 2016
San Antonio, TX

Paper Accepted – “Let the Characters Decide: A Strategy
for Triggering Action and Raising the Stakes in Stories”
AWP Conference, 2010
Denver, CO

Paper Accepted – “Characters that Rise Above”
AWP Conference, 2008
New York, NY