Happy 80th Sir Patrick Stewart!

Art: MRCokeley Design

Happy Birthday, Patrick Stewart! Last fall, I had the honor of writing about how the iconic Jean-Luc Picard is my hero – in any time period.

Click here to read The Strength of Jean-Luc Picard on Humungus.

Follow @SirPatStew on Twitter for #ASonnetADay. His 80th Sonnet came on the eve of his 80th birthday.

Please wear a mask for all the reasons but if for no other reason than to keep Sir Patrick Stewart safe!

First Day of Summerfuel!

Excited to virtually meet my Session I students today for Summerfuel Virtual’s online college admissions preparation program.

Working with high schoolers to find the “special sauce” of their personal story helps us see the similarities we all share.

A valuable lesson right now and always.

Click here for more info on the College Admissions Essay Writing Course I’m teaching and how to sign up for future sessions.

Online Writing Workshops Available

Great first sessions for two new online creative writing workshops this past Sunday and Tuesday!

Workshops for adults will be held every Sunday. I’m limiting class size so that the session can be more interactive. Email me today at kjfitzsimmons@gmail.com for more information, to sign up, or be added to my newsletter to receive information about future sessions.

Click here to watch a video response from Tuesday’s kids’ workshop.

I also do private writing coaching/tutoring for individual students or small groups (2-3). Reach out if you’d like more info on anything

Testimonial

These lovely words from a former student couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Like many, I’ve lost many upcoming gigs and am not certain what my future holds.

If you hear of any opportunities for freelance or full-time work, please keep me in mind!

Precious Postponed

Yes, our No, YOU Tell It! “Precious” show at Sunnyside Plays was canceled in support of the call for social distancing.

Yes, it’s a bummer after all the work we put in, but I am confident we will tell these stories when the time is right.

BUT, I was so moved by the rallying messages of support our storytellers sent to each other. What a privilege to help people share in their stories and make new artistic connections. If you’d like to help out our series in this tenuous time, here are two ways:

1. LISTEN to one or many of No, YOU Tell It!’s 52 podcast episodes featuring live story swaps (available on iTunes, Apple Podcast, AudioBoom, Spotify) and TELL A FRIEND!

2. Make a tax-deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor The Field. Click here for more info and to donate today!