Writing at City College


I taught fiction and nonfiction workshops at City College from 2015 to 2019. My students wrote about everything imaginable — the smell of freshly harvested rice, the grace of a decent foster parent, coming out as trans, crossing borders, parents crossing borders, crossing between languages, good sex and bad sex, deadbeat dads, two seconds of madness between getting and sending a text, the tension of making eye contact with a stranger, portals into other worlds.

Now I’m working with Michelle Valladares, the head of Creative Writing, to create a new curriculum for undergraduates in the department.