Writing and Speaking

Writing Workshops

  • Tin House Summer Workshop at Reed College – Novel Writing with Dinaw Mengestu, 2014
  • Novel in a Year at StoryStudio Chicago with Rebecca Makkai, 2013-2014
  • The Craft of Novel Writing at StoryStudio Chicago, Fall 2010
  • Ragdale Writing Retreat with StoryStudio (Summers 2010, 2015 participant; Fall 2015 as facilitator)
  • Comedy writing & performance (Levels 1 & 2) with Cameron Esposito at Feminine Comique / Lincoln Lodge, 2009

Awards and Publications


  • “How Hamilton Revolutionized the Message: When Music is the Means to Communicate” at Northwestern University (moderator, May 2018)
  • “B the Change: Chicago Entrepreneurs Discuss B Corporations and Designing Careers With Integrity” at Northwestern University (organizer/moderator, 2013)
  • “Around Ragdale Ring: The Life and Work of Frances Wells Shaw” at Lake Forest – Lake Bluff Historical Society (lecturer, 2004)