CONSULTANT

In addition to being an award-winning poet and editor of the best-selling A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, I am a writing coach and consultant based in Minneapolis. Connecting and working across artistic disciplines is also a passion; I’ve worked with individual clients as well as a consultant or artist-in-residence at the Minnesota Humanities Center, the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Wisdom Ways at The Sisters of Carondelet, and more.

Creativity and equity are at the core of my work! I am passionate about working with individuals, small groups, and organizations. I am an experienced educational and creative writing workshop designer and facilitator, keynote speaker, presenter, consultant, technical writer, editor, copy writer, and creative writing coach/mentor.

CREATIVE WRITING MANUSCRIPT CONSULTING RATE:

$85/hour or sliding scale. Please inquire via contact page. Expect a prompt response.

CONSULTANT:

In addition to being an award-winning poet and editor of the best-selling A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, I am a writing coach and consultant based in Minneapolis. Connecting and working across artistic disciplines is also a passion; I’ve worked with individual clients as well as a consultant or artist-in-residence at the Minnesota Humanities Center, the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Wisdom Ways at The Sisters of Carondelet, and more.

Creativity and equity are at the core of my work! I am passionate about working with individuals, small groups, and organizations. I am an experienced educational and creative writing workshop designer and facilitator, keynote speaker, presenter, consultant, technical writer, editor, copy writer, and creative writing coach/mentor.

CREATIVE WRITING MANUSCRIPT CONSULTING RATE:

$85/hour or sliding scale. Please inquire via contact page. Expect a prompt response.

TEACHING & WRITING & GRANT WRITING EXPERIENCE:

I have been an educator for over twenty years in the twin cities; I’ve taught creative writing at the University of Minnesota, Macalester College, St. Catherine University, Hamline University, the Loft Literary Center, the Kundiman Retreat, and at the K-12 levels as a writer-in-the-schools in the twin cities. I have also taught college composition, advanced composition, and have tutored new immigrants in English as an Additional Language.

I have published six books, worked successfully with four publishers, have been the editor of the Twin Cities Daily Planet, have written for the StarTribuneMinnesota Spokesman-Recorder, the Minnesota Women’s PressRain Taxi Review of Books, and ExperienceLife. I co-founded a poetry micropress with poet Rachel Moritz and in 2017 co-founded Poetry Asylum with poet Su Hwang. I have had creative work published in dozens of venues, given hundreds of readings and lectures, and served on several community non-profit and government boards.

I’m a contributing editor in the feminist collective Aster(ix). As an individual artist I have been awards grants and fellowships from the Archibald Bush Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Loft Literary Society, and have been a panelist or judge for several artist grants, book contests, and book awards.

EDUCATION & TRAINING:

In addition to holding an MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa University, a Master in Teaching from University of St. Thomas, and a BA in English from Macalester College, I am a trained Racial Justice Facilitator in the YWCA Racial Justice Facilitation Program; have been trained in restorative justice by the Minnesota Peacebuilding Institute, conflict resolution models by Education Minnesota, Courageous Conversation™ protocol, Talking Circles through the Science Museum of Minnesota, Usui Reiki levels I, II, and III, biodynamic craniosacral therapy through Body Intelligence, Somatic Experiencing™, and more.