Writing Workshop for Teens with Food Allergies


I’ve combined my expertise as a teacher of writing with my interest in food allergies, and here’s one exciting outcome: I’m teaching a workshop on personal writing for teens at the inaugural FARE National Food Allergy Conference in Rosemont, IL. I just finished putting together the materials, and I think it will be good. I’ve come up with some fun games and challenging exercises, and I’ve discovered some fantastic teen writing and blogging around the web. Looking forward to talking with/listening to/learning from the teens in my workshop. Details can be found here.


Reading and Writing Workshop

Slant of Light

As part of the Celebration of Women’s Voices festival, I’ll be reading tonight at Historic Huguenot Street’s Deyo Hall along with other contributors to A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley. My piece is a short memoir essay about finding food in rural France in the late summer (which sounds pretty good right now, I have to confess. Anyone else as tired of winter as I am?). Looking forward to meeting other contributors as well as to teaching tomorrow’s workshop on opinion writing and blogging. Directions and details can be found at the Historic Huguenot Street’s website.