is the author of five books of fiction and nonfiction including Cowboys Are My Weakness and Contents May Have Shifted. She is the Director of Creative Writing at UC Davis and lives in Colorado near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.
The desire to write rises from the urge to say something. In this workshop, we’ll go where the heat is and trust that impulse, locating and exploring the stories you most urgently have to tell. Your story may be fictional or factual, autobiographical or fantastical. It may be tragic, hilarious, bizarre, contemplative, or all of the above. It may be an essay, a short story, a prose poem, a letter, a manifesto, a series of vignettes, or a section of a longer work.