I primarily work with individuals looking to begin or develop a collection of poetry into a manuscript. I also provide feedback on individual pieces of writing (fiction/non-fiction/poetry), artist statements and website copy for business endavours. Fees vary (but reflect industry standards), depending on specific project needs. Please contact me if you would like to arrange a small group session or discuss a project.
Teaching & Literacy
I have extensive experience providing workshops in creative writing, poetry, journalling, and non-fiction, and have worked with a wide variety of specialized populations (gifted, special education, at-risk, female centric, rehabiltative). As Head of English for a York Region high school over the last decade, I’ve had the chance to successfully work with administrators, teachers, and students in a range of evironments, and can suit workshops to meet individual needs, and/or that of curriculum. I have designed workshops to intoduce and address all forms of literacy. I have experience lecturing in University level classes, and have worked with professors on topics such as metacognition and the bridges between language and memory. After five years as Literacy Co-Lead at Markville Secondary School, I was proud to see our students earn first place in the privince wide OSSLT Literacy Test. In 2010, I was honoured as a finalist for the York Region District School Board Teacher of the Year Award.