Meet Our Instructors
When did you first feel like a writer?
In 8th grade my parody of my bow-tie wearing, Binaca-addicted, self-proclaimed "Mr. Administrivia" Washington State History teacher put my chain-smoking English instructor on probation – for passing it around to the other teachers. Four years later this English teacher told my sister's class, "Any student writing a story about teachers at this school, or that appears to be about teachers at this school, will be immediately suspended."
What's your philosophy about teaching a writing class?
I do my best to share information in a way that is accessible, practical, and fun. You do your best to tell me when I'm not making any sense. By the end of 8 weeks, everyone who's pitched in will feel like they've gotten their money's worth.
If you could meet any fictional character, who would it be and why?
Virgil from Yann Martel's Beatrice and Virgil, because I love to talk about food.