Workshops

Notice

Notice

My method of teaching addresses all levels of experience and wide ranges of professional backgrounds, and each workshop is adapted to the particular objectives of the group with whom I work – from three-year-old children to thesis writers and researchers – on how to bring creative practices to thesis and technical writing as a mode of inquiry.

Stuff to play with

Stuff to play with

In all my workshops I invite play – play is the place where originality and creativity begin.

And stuff gets people playing!

Working with assorted, carefully collected objects, I am essentially a bag lady, in that I never go teaching empty handed. My biggest problems teaching internationally are my objects – getting through customs with so many things that must be explained. Sometimes I show customs officers  how I use them…

Workshops I have taught include:

  • Winning with Words — for trial lawyers on how to reach a jury more effectively

Teaching with Stuff

  • Poets & PhDs & Tech Writers — exploring parallels between thesis writing and poetry
  • Beyond Academia — the use of creative practices from other disciplines to find new dimensions, to use as a mode of inquiry, to enliven writing in order to reach wider audiences
  • Writing to Reflect — for healthcare and other service providers on how to use writing as reflection
  • From Memos to Monologues — clear and concise business writing – in notes, proposals, presentations, and reports
  • Interaction — to facilitate better communication in the workplace, generate new approaches to work, reduce hierarchy through the shared challenge of creative expression
  • Teaching Teachers — how to teach writing and thinking skills
  • Keys to Writing — how to make image and use the arc of story
  • Selling Your Self — the art of listening, never taking no, and winning people over
  • Inside and Out — how to explore personal issues and examine one’s inside world through writing
  • Writing Together — a shared experience in risk taking for families, parents and kids, and siblings of all ages