I’m a writer in Minnesota and a teaching artist with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. I’ve studied classical music at a Baptist college, filmmaking at the most diverse college in MN, and creative writing at the MN’s first university. I’ve eaten an orange in a Bolivian burial cave and watched it snow in Jerusalem; lived among cornfields, manicured lawns, and drive-by shootings; sold shoes and painted 150 houses.
My fiction has been published in Hamline University’s Rock, Paper, Scissors, and my non-fiction in the forthcoming Lonely Whale Memoir anthology from Chatsworth Press and Cracked Walnut’s chapbook series. Additionally, my screenwriting has won the Jerome Foundation’s Media Artist grant for the film Waiting (2005), and has been a semi-finalist in the national Bluecat Screenplay contest (top 100 out of 4000 entries). Over the last fifteen years I’ve also written for magazine television shows, marketing companies, and corporate communications.
The MN Prison Writing Workshop is a collective of writers who teach creative writing in prisons throughout Minnesota. Learn more at mnprisonwriting.org.