WRITING & WORKSHOPS

"Often I have the sensation of waking up, deep in the middle of the woods. Miles of hills, winding trails, and suddenly, wonder—the laced shadow of a cobweb on a tree, so precise I hold my breath, a tiny green caterpillar making its way across a wide and sturdy leaf, a whisper of November frost so fine I pray the world be always this quiet." 

-excerpt from "Somewhere in Between"

Book Stack

Prose (Fiction & NonFiction):

"Benediction," Anthology of Collected Wisdom, Forthcoming 2023.

"A Fine Girl," Stanchion, August 2022. 

Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Stanchion Zine.

"Two Truths and a Lie," Mason Jar Press, August 2022. 

"Dead Ringer," Mason Jar Press, August 2022.

"Each Casual Violence," Cobra Milk,  July 2022.  

Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Cobra Milk.

"SorryLoveYou," Emerge Literary Journal, July 2021. 

"Her Kingdom Come," The Citron Review, June 2021.

Selected for the"Best Microfiction 2022" Anthology by Tania Hershman

"Tolstoy at the Ballgame," Sledgehammer Lit, May 2021. 

"The Last Friendly’s in Cattaraugus County," Tiny Molecules, March 2021. 

"Rutting Season," Twin Pies Literary, December 2020.

"Somewhere in Between," Santa Fe Writers Project, August 2020. 

"Hard Stare," mac(ro)mic, July 2020. 

"Icicles," mac(ro)mic, July 2020. 

"May 15, 2009," Past-Ten, May 2019.

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"For Women, the Sin of Indulgence Is the Worst Sin Imaginable," Electric Lit, September 2018.

"A Single Woman By Any Other Name," Vegas Seven Magazine, April 2015.

"Exploring the Allure of Classic Literary Heroines," Vegas Seven Magazine, March 2015. ​

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Poetry:

"eve," Anthology of Collected Wisdom, Forthcoming 2023.

"Like/As," Rejection Letters, April 2021. 

Selected as a "DC Pride Poem 2022

"You Will Not Always Hear Cicada and Birdsong," The Inner Loop, September 2020. 

"Dégagé: A Self Portrait in Three Parts," Lines + Stars, August 2020. 

"July," District Lit, May 2019. 

"Equinox," SWWIM, August 2018

"For Wendy Darling," Lipstick Party Magazine, September 2016

"Seashell," Poetry Breakfast, July 2016  

Nominated for the 2017 "Best of the Web" by Poetry Breakfast

"Red Dress," Cactus Heart Press, December 2013. 

Fellowships, Residencies, and Awards: 

Arts and Humanities Fellow (2018-2023)                                        

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities                                  

Washington, DC                                                                                 

 

Nancy Ludmerer Flash Fiction Fellow (2022)                                    

Porches Writing Retreat

Norwood, VA

Create and Thrive Teaching Artist (2022-2023) 

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Washington, DC

 

Humanities Scholar (2021)                                                                 

Many Languages One Voice

Washington, DC

 

Writer in Residence (2020)                                                                 

Woodlawn Estate and Pope-Leighey House

Alexandria, VA

 

Finalist—Nonfiction Fellow for Emerging Writers (2020)

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Denver, CO

 

Writer in Residence (2019-2020)                                                        

202Creates 

Washington, DC

 

Poetry Fellow (2018-2019) 

The 5th Woman 

Knoxville, TN

 

Writer in Residence (2018)     

Sundress Academy for the Arts

Knoxville, TN

Media Features and Other: 

"Stanchion Spotlight," Stanchion, 2022. 

MoonLit DC Offers Diverse Subjects to Get You Hooked on Writing,” District Fray, 2020.

"Creatively Connecting Community," Cobblestone Creative, January 2020.

Exploring DC’s LGTBQ Literary Community,” Washington City Paper, 2020.

Ladies of Lit,” The Inner Loop Podcast, 2020. 

Read Local,” DC Trending, 2019. 

Interview with Old Town Books, 2019. 

Interview with Fear No Lit, 2018. 

Interview with E. Ethelbert Miller, 2018.

For more information, please visit my CV here

Upcoming Workshops & Events:

Creativity in Motion: Yoga and Journaling 

DC Writers Salon 

November 13 at 9:00am 

(In Person)

Words on the Page: Grounding in Gratitude

Old Town Books 

November 14 at 6:30pm 

(In Person) 

Words on the Page: Writing that Pops

Old Town Books 

December 12 at 6:30pm 

(In Person) 

Free Community Yoga Class 

Past Tense 

December 17 at 4:00pm 

(In Person)

Stay tuned for updates on readings, events, workshops, and yoga classes in 2023. Looking for a teaching artist or assistance with your next creativity, wellness, or literary event? Learn more about previous workshops and events and creative consultation or be in touch

Previous Workshops and Events (2021 and 2022): 

2022—

(Re)Kindling: A Three Part Creative Series

MoonLit and Former Housewife

Spark: A Creative Toolkit (Released December 1, 2021)

Flame: A Creative Camp (March 8-31, 2022)

Ember: A Creative Retreat (October 8-10, 2022)

Words on the Page: A Generative Writing Workshop

The Writer's Center

January 19 - March 2, 2022 at 7:00pm EST

Grounding in Gratitude

The Writer's Center

February 26, 2022 at 10:00am EST

Writing that Blooms

The Writer's Center

March 5, 2022 at 10:00am EST

Creative Journaling

DC Central Kitchen

March 25, 2022 at 12:00pm EST

Note: this workshop is closed to the public.

Grief is Pink Chapbook Release and Reading

Lines + Stars

May 11, 2022 at 7:00pm

Cobra Milk: Issue Release and Reading

Cobra Milk 

August 9, 2022 at 8:00pm 

(Virtual) 

Free Community Yoga Class 

Past Tense 

August 26 at 5:30pm 

(In Person)

Creative Journaling

DC Central Kitchen

September 9 at 10:00am

Note: this workshop is closed to the public.

Words on the Page: The Shape of Memory 

Old Town Books 

September 12 at 6:30pm 

(In Person) 

Creativity in Motion: Yoga and Journaling 

DC Writers Salon 

September 18 at 9:00am 

(In Person)

Mason Jar Press Reading 

Potters House DC

September 18 at 4:00pm 

(In Person) 

Ember: A Creative Retreat

MoonLit and Former Housewife

October 8-10, 2022

(Virtual) 

Creative Journaling

DC Central Kitchen

October 13 at 12:00pm

Note: this workshop is closed to the public.

Workshop Reading with Sara Lippmann

October 14 at 7:00pm 

(Virtual) 

Creativity in Motion: Yoga and Journaling 

DC Writers Salon 

October 16 at 9:00am 

(In Person)

Words on the Page: The Face Behind the Mask

Old Town Books 

October 17 at 6:30pm 

(In Person) 

DC Lit Crawl 

Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood 

October 23 at 3:00pm 

(In Person) 

Free Community Yoga Class 

Past Tense 

October 30 at 4:00pm 

(In Person)

2021—

Words on the Page: A Generative Writing Workshop

The Writer's Center

January 12, 2021 - February 2, 2021 at 7:00pm EST

Old Town Books Workshop Series

Old Town Books

New Year, New Writing Practice (January 31, 2021)

Small, Joyful Details (April 24, 2021)

The Shape of Memory (May 22, 2021)

Writing the Self Portrait (June 26, 2021)

Writing as Resistance

Barrelhouse

February 6, 2021 at 10:30am EST

Get Lit Workshop Series

Bar Method DC

Creative Rituals (February 9, 2021)

Equinox (March 9, 2021)

Mary Oliver (April 5, 2021)

Small Packages (May 4, 2021)

Lace & Pyrite (June 8, 2021)

Writing that POPS (August 4, 2021)

Writing Home (October 25, 2021)

Grounding in Gratitude

The Writer's Center 

February 13, 2021 at 10:00am EST

Word West Virtual Reading

Word West

March 20, 2021 at 8:00pm EST

The Creative Scavenger

MoonLit

March 20-21, 2021 

Self Care Fridays: Creative Journaling

DC Central Kitchen

April 30, 2021 at 12:00pm EST

Note: this workshop is closed to the public.

Writing that Blooms and Binds

The Writer's Center

May 15, 2021 at 10:00am EST

Voices from the Frontline: Community Writing Workshop

Many Languages One Voice

May 20, 2021 at 6:00pm EST

Literary Citizenship Panel: How Giving Back Benefits You

1455 Literary Festival

July 17, 2021 at 9:00am EST

Summer of Storytelling: Community Writing Workshop

Many Languages One Voice

August 19, 2021 at 6:00pm EST