If you are looking to provide support for the rising juniors and seniors in your academic community, I offer private coaching, a single-session group workshop focused on generating ideas for their college essays, or a two-week/weekend intensive where we will create and revise multiple drafts.
I’m excited to share that I’m leading two such intensives,
. Stand-Out Stories: Personal Essays for College Applications and Beyond, this July & August at The Center for Fiction
My goal is to help students find and craft a focused, personal story that opens a window into their unique character for admissions officers—while also being respectful of the trauma many of them are still processing due to the pandemic and our country’s continued civil unrest.
I’m presently booking online offerings for the summer and am open to both in-person and online sessions in the fall. Reach out!
“You Do You” virtual write-in sessions continue this
February. Now on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am- 12noon.
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set aside some writing time for yourself.
This month’s Sunday creative writing workshops are focused on
character. Yep, see below for more info and to register.
February Offerings Creative Writing Workshops
Sunday, 2/7 at 4 pm – The
L-O-V-E Word! Click here for more and to register
Sunday, 2/21 at 4 pm –
Character Therapy Click here for more and to register “YOU DO YOU” VIRTUAL WRITE-INS
(All sessions 10 am – 12noon EST)
Week 1: Tue, 2/2
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Week 2: Tue, 2/9,
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Week 3: Tue, 2/16
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Week 4: Tue, 2/23
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No, YOU Tell It! “Precious” is finally happening tonight! Join us via Zoom to hear these storytellers trade true tales on the virtual stage.
Click here to check out the show program for all the details.
Fantastic feedback from my recent “Aha! Moments” storytelling workshop with the
Gloucester Writers Center.
Join us for our final session of the series “End notes” coming up on Dec 5th!
Want to learn more about upcoming workshops or interested in setting up a creative event for your students, office, or organization? Contact email@example.com
A blessing during these tumultuous months has been connecting with high schoolers all over the world to help them tell their stories for college application essays.
A student recently reached out to request a last look at the personal statement he started in one of my summer workshops. It was a pleasure to read his words again.
His response to my feedback a much needed bright light.
Best wishes to all the hardworking students (and parents!) out there hitting “SEND” in the upcoming weeks.
Top: Calvin S. Cato and Bottom: Nicole Shawan Junior swap stories in Ep 54.
Top: Charlotte Marchant and Bottom: Nancy Agabian swap stories in Ep 55
What a blast teaming up with Lambda Literary to produce our first virtual No, YOU Tell It! show, which was also an official 2020 Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.
Episode 54 follows a comic finding a new side to himself when he pretends to be someone else in Florida and two lovers who seek comfort in each other’s sanitized arms during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Episode 55 features a dad who escapes quarantine and a platonic prison relationship!
We also asked each storyteller that if we, the listeners, wished to summon them directly to our room what three items might we place in a magic circle to do so. As you see and will hear, a wide variety of ingredients are needed to complete the spell!
Give a listen to these dynamic story swaps on the No, YOU Tell It! podcast. Available at noyoutellit.com and all the podcasting places.
Honored to have spent the last couple of weeks with these fantastic storytellers as we worked together to developed their true-life tales inspired by the theme “Coming & Going” on the page.
No, YOU Tell It! “Coming & Going” Crew
Join us tonight at 7:30 as they trade tales and take the virtual stage to tell each other’s stories.
Click here for show program and all the info on how to join us via Zoom!
Looks like my next life episode is “The One Where Kelly Jean Produces a Virtual Show for the Brooklyn Book Festival.”
No, YOU Tell It! is once again teaming up with Lambda Literary for a night of queer storytelling. The theme? “Coming & Going” Save the date: September 30th at 7:30!
Click here for more info.
Photo: Eugenio Marongiu/Getty Images
My timeline stopped five months ago on March 10, 2020.
Today, my personal essay “Google Maps Basically Thinks I’m Dead” was featured by
Human Parts on Medium.
Click here to read. Feel free to share. Please wear a mask.
Nothing informs your story like hearing someone else perform your story.
True-Life Tales with a Twist!
Come trade true tales in this intimate, interactive workshop inspired by my series No, YOU Tell It! Hosted by the Gloucester Writers Center.
Saturday, Aug 1 from 10 am- 12:30 pm via Zoom.
Click here to learn more and grab your spot!