I collaborate with students and community members to create community-based writing projects. These projects include personal narrative books, an interview series with Durham community activists, program assessments, summer reading projects, and community storytelling.

Collaborators include

  • Forest View Elementary
  • George Watts Elementary
  • Lakewood Montessori Middle
  • The Pauli Murray Project
  • The Quality of Life Project
  • St. Titus Episcopal Church

My latest partnership is the Duke-Durham Writes Studio, which brings public school teachers, principals, and media center directors together with university students and faculty to explore long-term writing-based projects such as

  • embedded Writing Studios
  • multi-day writing workshops
  • community writing retreats
  • personal narrative anthologies

I also lead writing and digital storytelling workshops for teachers and students in Durham Public Schools.