Workshops & Events

Karen has taught writing workshops at Mendocino College, College of the Redwoods, the Redwood Coast Senior Center and at the Mendocino Cancer Resource Centers. At Mendocino's Kelley House Museum, writers excavated local history. With support from California Poets in the Schools, the Arts Council of Mendocino County’s GASP program, and the Mendocino County Office of Education, Karen leads hands-on creative writing workshops at K-12 schools and after-school programs. She is a 7-time recipient of California Arts Council – Artists in Schools grant awards.

Try a haiku hike or a deeper dive into poetic form while crafting sonnets, fractured sonnets, chants, prose poems, or the ever-popular free verse. Turn real life into fiction, memoir, flash, or hybrid literary expressions. Contact Karen to set up a workshop. Ready-to-roll creative writing lessons now available free to classroom teachers!