Upcoming Readings and Workshops

  • Sun
    30
    Jun
    2024
    Sat
    13
    Jul
    2024
    9:00 amIdyllwild Arts Academy - 52500 Temecula Road #38 Idyllwild, CA 92549

    IT'S SUMMERTIME! And that means I'm back at Idyllwild Arts Academy for another session of poetry and creative writing with young writers from all over the world. Are you a writer between the ages of 10 and 13? Do you write poems and stories? Are you not sure WHAT you write? Presenting the 'Un-workshop Workshop!' Come join me in beautiful Idyllwild California for two weeks of writing, games, adventures, discoveries, and surprises. We're going to get a lot of writing done, but I promise it won't feel like work! And I'm proud to note that many past participants have gone on to study writing professionally and publish their work in major journals. But even if you just like to write for fun, come and learn all my tricks! Register for Summer 2024 HERE!

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2024
    Sat
    27
    Jul
    2024
    9:00 amIdyllwild Arts Academy - 52500 Temecula Road #38 Idyllwild, CA 92549

    “Poetry is a means of seeing invisible things and saying unspeakable things about them.”
    – Howard Nemerov

    “If there is a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
    -Toni Morrison

    This creative summer class will meet every day, six days a week for writing, reading, discussion, games, field trips and more. We’ll examine some older voices and discover a few emerging ones, including your own. You will create new work using college-level prompts, apply professional tools for editing, learn how to submit work to publishers, and cultivate a performance.

    You will produce an anthology of new writing with your fellow students and participate in a live reading. Bring notebooks, writing instruments and a few examples of writers you enjoy. You’ll also have plenty of access to computers, reference material, and dreams.

    We're going to write up a storm! Register HERE!

  • Mon
    22
    Jul
    2024
    6:30 pmMiddle Ridge Winery and Art Gallery - 54301 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA 92549

    I LOVE THIS COMMUNITY OF POETS! And I'm so grateful to my friend, poet Myra Dutton for inviting me back every summer. Please join me in beautiful Idyllwild California for an evening of music, art, and poetry. If you haven't experienced 'Beat Nite' at Middle Ridge, you're in for a treat! I'll be joined by a host of local poets and I encourage you to bring a poem of your own. The whole shebang lasts about two hours, so you'll still have plenty of moonlight left afterward. No entry fee. Snacks and refreshments (and WINE!) available for purchase. See you there!

If you’d like to book a reading or workshop, please ask!