I've taught at the Clarion West 6-week writing workshop in Seattle, The Center for Study of Science Fiction at KU, Portland's Literary Arts, Cascade Writers, and the Willamette Writers Conference. I've led teen and kid writing workshops at the Oregon Writing Festival and Young Willamette Writers.

I previously taught a one-week YA novel writing residential workshop at KU/CSSF in June in Lawrence, Kansas, but am currently not teaching that class due to the pandemic. (Kij and Chris are still teaching theirs though, and they're great - check them out!)

Tina's visit to my creative writing students was all the kids could talk about afterwards. From her tips on creating magical characters with real-life high school problems to her dishing on what it takes to make a living at something they love to do, she was inspiring and most likely influential for them.

-- Nora Brooks


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