Creative Writing Workshops
Teaching Creative Writing is my passion. Currently I run writing workshops for teens and adults at Centauri Arts Academy (Toronto). I love talking with and inspiring young writers! Check out my blog for writing prompts and other ideas, and if you would like me to come along to your school, community event or reading group, just drop me a line.
Creative Writing Retreats
For six summers I was an owner-director of Centauri Arts Retreat, a residential summer retreat centre for adult artists and writers, located in Bethany Hills, Ontario. In 2016, we expanded our horizons, for the first time offering creative writing retreats in a beautiful rain forest lodge close to La Fortuna, Costa Rica! Each trip is open to just 10 adult writers – beginner to experienced – with accompanying family members welcome, too. The objective is to offer top quality writing workshops in a serene location that is perfect both for private writing, and sight seeing.
Our next International Writing Retreat will be held in February 2017. Please send me an email if you would like to receive an information package, or visit our retreat page, here: http://www.centauriartsacademy.com/writing-classes-for-adults/writing-courses-for-adults.htm
Drama & Acting Workshops
In past years, I have taught Drama and English at private schools, colleges and universities. I worked at the University of Waterloo for 6 years, teaching Acting, Play Writing, Theatre in Education and Directing. I have also taught guest classes independently at schools across Ontario, and through the Artist in Education program funded by the Ontario Arts Council. These days, I teach Acting & Play Writing at the Centauri Arts Academy (Toronto), and for teachers’ conferences.
Areas of Expertise: Playwriting, Devised Theatre, Scene Study, Shakespeare Studies, Directing, Stanislavsky, Meisner Technique, Character Development, Audition Prep, Comedy Technique.
Speaking and Reading Engagements
I am available for Speaking and Workshop engagements at parenting, adoption and education conferences, and at book fairs and writers’ festivals. Please email me for further information.
Also check out our Creative Writing and other Arts programs at Centauri Summer Arts Camp.