Coaching

I offer manuscript readings, MFA application coaching, and guest lecturing.

Manuscript Reading: I will respond to your work of creative non-fiction with a comprehensive letter, identifying craft choices, themes, and potential blind spots. I will offer suggestions for how to grow your work and address any concerns you specifically have. We will have a twenty minute follow-up video call to discuss my feedback and have a larger conversation on how to move forward. $100 for up to 25 pages.

MFA Application Coaching: I will help guide you through the MFA application process from start to finish. We will begin with a twenty minute video call to discuss what you want from an MFA program and how to determine which schools would be a good fit for your goals, writing, and current life. I will help you craft a personal statement and provide feedback on your work sample. We will discuss who to ask for letters of recommendation and how. As programs decisions are made, we will talk about how to move forward and prepare for your writing future. Overall, we will have five video calls, and I will provide written feedback on both your personal statement and work sample. $350.

Guest Lecturing: I will craft and deliver a lesson plan to fit your class’s needs. I am able to lead in-person or virtual sessions focusing on generating writing, understanding craft techniques, and creating and sustaining a literary community. Rates dependent on project.

If you are interested in any of these services or have further questions, please contact me through my contact page.