Category: Writing and Reading

  • Food for Thought: Best Approaches to Improving Students Writing

    Recently a friend (whose daughter I am tutoring in creative writing) sent me a link to this article about kids and writing. It’s long, and there’s a lot to ponder, but it inspired me to think about the different ways in which I teach and work with kids, and how to best help them with […]

  • Summer Writing Camps!

    It was a quiet winter for me, but things are beginning to bloom here in Atlanta, including summer camps I’m doing for tweens, teens, AND adults! Two Summer Camps with Decatur Writers Studio Two sessions only, 12 students each Camp fee: $400 Register:  www.decaturwritersstudio.com Email info@decaturwritersstudio.com for more information. Tweens Who Write Rising 6th-8th graders […]

  • TWO Writing Workshops this Fall!

    This kinda says it all about what I’m looking forward to as August is over and September gets going! Writing Workshop for Teens Love to write, but never have enough time? Got ideas, but not sure how to see them through? This one-day-a-week-for-six-weeks writing session is for you. A note: this class is limited to […]

  • Make Some Valentines and Build Character With Me This Winter!

    There’s a new series for writers who are serious about their craft here in Atlanta, and I’m happy to announce that I’ve joined up with them. Storybuilding is “a creative writing class series that brings together artistic practice and literary culture to cultivate a mindful writing community in Atlanta,” and they have got great things […]

  • Whole Lotta Teaching Going On

    One of the very few plusses to leaving my job as Program Director of the AJC Decatur Book Festival was the fact that summer would no longer be the absolute busiest time of my life. In the past, from April-September I’ve been able to think of nothing but the festival, and all the details necessary […]

  • Sailing Away with Poet Chelsea Rathburn

    While working for the AJC Decatur Book Festival, I was able to meet and collaborate with an abundance of incredible people. One of these folks was poet Chelsea Rathburn, who has been the driving force behind the festival’s esteemed and successful poetry track for several years. For National Poetry Month, I’m thrilled to celebrate Chelsea […]

  • The Research Makes All the Difference

    So, I’m working on a proposal for a new book. This is a new experience for me, but it’s one I can tell already that will be highly beneficial. Doing so, however, has made me very clear about how important doing research is for me, instead of just relying on my imagination. I used to […]