I teach play-based storytelling classes for kids and writing workshops for teenagers throughout the northeast.
In her book The Good Times Are Killing Me, Lynda Barry writes, “Playing and fun are not the same thing, though when we grow up we may forget that, and find ourselves mixing up playing and happiness. There can be a kind of amnesia about the seriousness of playing, especially when we played by ourselves.” I am devoted to the seriousness of playing—sports, forests, werewolves, imagined deaths, made-up games that engulf hours. Play is a generative creative state that allows us to write, at last, new rules for the world. In my teaching and writing, I live for play’s depth and delight.
I hold degrees from Wesleyan University (BA, 2017) and Boston University (MFA, 2018). In 2016, I received an Olin Fellowship from Wesleyan University to research banshees in Ireland, and in 2018 I got a Robert Pinsky Travel Fellowship to write in Italy. I was selected as a Fall 2019 Brooklyn Poets Fellow, and as a Spring 2019 apprentice at Bread & Puppet Theatre.
I currently live in Brooklyn NY, where I teach English to gifted public high school students, dabble in comedy stuff, and give freelance writing workshops.