Selected materials from teaching fiction and poetry workshops and classes, as well as composition and argumentative writing. You’re welcome to use these in your classroom, but please credit me and link back to my website.

I also served as a Creative Arts Programme (CAP) mentor in Fiction from 2021-22 for two students from Nanyang Girls’ High School and School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA). Five of their stories that we worked on throughout the mentorship were chosen for publication in in the annual Eye on the World CAP anthology.

Dear Students

Dear Students — everything I wanted to tell you over seven years: A series of posts I wrote over seven years of teaching, reflecting on what I would have wanted to say to my students after each class.

Creative Writing

Borders & Belonging: Writing Workshop
University of California, Irvine – November 2019
Presented by the MFA Programs in Writing, Emphasis in Creative Writing, and Humanities Center

Writing 30: Beginning Poetry Writing
University of California, Irvine – Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018

English 223: Vision and Revision – Introduction to Creative Writing (Poetry and Fiction)
University of Michigan, Winter 2015

Writing Theory and Pedagogy


Writing 39C: Argument and Research
University of California, Irvine – Spring 2017, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019
39C is the capstone course for the Writing 39 series, which fulfills the writing requirement for non-humanities students at UCI. Students conduct research on one significant problem or social issue throughout the quarter, and produce two major essays and a multimodal presentation advocating for specific solutions. The theme of my course was healthcare, and the text was Better by Atul Gawande.

Writing 39B: Critical Reading and Rhetoric
University of California, Irvine – Fall 2017, Winter 2017
The Writing 39 series fulfills the writing requirement for non-humanities students. For most students, 39B is their first college-level writing class, in which they learn the basics of analyzing a text and crafting persuasive arguments. The theme of my course was Travel Writing.