Upcoming/Past Teaching & Community

2022 Colorado College Visiting Author Series, February Visiting Author

2022 Colorado College James Yaffe Prize for Short Fiction: Judge

2022 Northern Colorado Writers: 2022 Writing Heights Writers Conference will be teaching three in-person workshops

2022 Litfest: Lighthouse Writers (June, 2022) will be teaching four workshops (2 virtual, 2 in-person) on writing craft

2022 University of Denver English Department featured visiting writer

2022, 2020 City of Englewood Writers Retreat: Teach memoir/CNF and Fiction workshop, participate in the author’s panel, serve as host for the retreat, and help organize in partnership with The City of Englewood to procure a diverse panel of authors

2021 Kenyon Review residency scholarship recipient for CNF with mentor Geeta Kothari

2021 Litfest: Lighthouse Writers taught a workshop on vulnerability in CNF and featured author’s reading

2021 Northern Colorado Writers Conference: Featured instructor: Introduction to Flash Fiction: Dump the Rules and Discover Your Bad Self. Featured author on a panel with Steven Dunn, Tanaya Winder, and Traci L. Jones.

2021 University of Denver English Department featured visiting writer and author panelist

2021 Colorado College featured visiting writer for first-year creative writing students

2021 Arapahoe Community College Literary Festival (Second time) Featured Instructor and panelist. Teaching “Digging Up Your Ghosts” workshop for CNF/Memoir/Hybrid

2020, 2021 The Mile High MFA at Regis University visiting guest instructor, author panelist, and author reading for the summer residencies

Publish Me II, 2020 : Publish Me II

The Writer’s Retreat-City of Englewood 2020: The Writer’s Retreat

A 2020 Western Illinois University featured visiting writer for CNF reading and panelist with Tiffany Quay Tyson and Rebecca Roanhorse

A Journey of a Book’s Publication Panel: Taste of an MFA-Regis University Mile High MFA 2020: Mile High MFA Residency

Bending Genres, 2019: Digging Up Your Ghosts Online Workshop

Writers Studio Literary Festival, 2019: Discovering Your Ghosts in Writing

Kathy Fish Fast Flash Guest Teacher Fall, 2018, 2019: Kathy Fish Fast Flash Workshop

Mile High Taste of an MFA Workshop: Flash Fiction and Micro Nonfiction:Taste of an MFA

Flash Fiction Workshop: Colorado Writing School, Louisville, CO 2017: Colorado Writing School (Now Lighthouse Writers)

COMMUNITY

The Neighborhood Arts Collective: Volunteer contributor to help local artists, the community, and those who are at risk: The Neighborhood Arts Collective

Reproductive Justice Reading and Fundraiser: Curated and hosted by Selah Saterstrom and Julia Madsen at Counterpath: Counterpath Reading Event

100 Choices: A Fundraising Project curated by Selah Saterstrom & HR Hegnauer:100 Choices

Night of American Verse

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Organized and hosted reading/fundraiser for Minor Disturbance, Denver’s youth slam poetry team, as well as playwright and poet Idris Goodwin and Nico Wilkinson, and an excerpt of the theatrical choreo poem HOW I GOT OVER: a Journey in Verse, featuring slam poet champions Suzi Q. Smith, Jenee Elise, Bianca Mikhan, Toluwanimi Obiwole, and Rolanda Simmons, Syntax Physic Opera-Denver, CO

Standing Rock Reading & Fundraiser

Organized and hosted a reading/fundraiser event for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Featured readers: Erika T. Wurth, Steven Dunn, Kathy Fish, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, Charly Fasano, Eric Baus, Zack Kopp, and Crisosto Apache. Syntax Physic Opera-Denver, CO