Teaching

I’m teaching two online novel-writing courses at the Loft Literary Center.

The first is a repeat of Finish Your Novel, which was very popular when I ran it earlier this year. It is four weeks long, and $80 USD for non-members. They’re on your own schedule and meant to be “low stakes”, which means you can just do the exercises and read the material on your own if you like, but there is also a forum, and the opportunity for feedback from me and optional live chats every week. This one starts August 1.

The second is called Write Your Novel, and it’s a longer, more feedback-intensive version, for people who want mentorship as they work through their manuscripts. It’s 12 weeks long and costs $585 USD. The goal is to have at least 25,000 more words on your work-in-progress and a clearer sense of what’s working and what isn’t, and how to finish and polish it. This one starts Sept. 12.

At Carleton University, I’ll also be teaching a “Learning in Retirement” workshop in September and October called Writing Opinion Articles. This one draws on my newspaper background; I have years of experience judging op-ed submissions and mentoring opinion writers. It costs $200 and it is limited to 20 participants.

I teach journalism as a contract instructor at Carleton University, and this fall, I’m teaching the arts and culture reporting class there.

I’m also available to teach writing workshops, in both fiction and non-fiction.