What we don’t know so often haunts us. And as writers we write what haunts us. “What can I know of my mother’s sister or sister-in-law who had a baby outside her marriage in rural China when all I have of her are rare oral stories?” answers Maxine Hong Kingston in the first vignette of Woman Warrior.

I’ve taught courses for adults living with mental illness through VSA Arts and just finished the ArtSage MN’s Teaching Artist Professional Development Institute. I facilitate writing by older adults that engages with the past, perhaps personal or perhaps historical, and welcome those experiencing memory loss or mental illness.

I also work with people wishing to develop a more intense writing practice.

For more information contact me.