19-IMG_3342For me, not only writing but also teaching is a creative practice.  In my writing classrooms students read compelling work from a wide range of writers—a variety of voices who have developed from diverse communities and employ contradictory writing techniques. We practice strategies for accessing the material that matters most and crafting and shaping that material to achieve a desired effect. My writing classes are vibrant and eclectic, and my students grow as writers and members of a writing community.

City College of San Francisco has an open admissions policy; I’m part of an effort to offer high quality education to the public at large. With YA writer Leila Easa, I co-lead the Creative Writing program. I also chair the Women’s and Gender Studies department. Classes are free to San Francisco residents. Register online for my class:

Fall 2019

  • English 35A&B-001: Introduction to Writing Fiction (CRN 77031) and Intermediate Fiction Writing (CRN77034)
  • Women’s and Gender Studies English 1A-060: University-Parallel Reading and Composition (CRN 71405). Course theme: Words, Power, and Social change.
  • Women’s and Gender Studies 25-001: Intro to Women’s Studies: Feminism Demystified (CRN 79018) – co-taught with Shella Cervantes
  • Interdisciplinary Studies 300-001: Social Justice Work Experience (CRN 78947)



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