DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
Writing Sample Consults
$50 per hour with a 2 hour minimum contract. This includes reading time and synchronous consultation on the piece(s) or video recording while going through the selection asynchronously if prefered. Synchronous consultations can be recorded for late review. Feedback can be copyediting, critical questions, ordering and be in the form of written commentary and/or discussion, as benefits you most. Feedback is guided by an initial question from you.
Manuscript Consultation (generally 60 pages or more for poetry; 150 or more for prose or multigenre work)
Included is basic copy-editing, inclusion of critical questions, manuscript ordering suggestions (for poetry or short fiction), and in-depth discussion of the text. Emphasis determined through the contract. Two sychronous online consults are included to go through notes provided, one at the half-way point in hours and one at the end of the reading. At the end of the consult, you receive a written critique to include core themes, questions that the book considers, suggested references or additional resources, suggested presses/journals for the writer to consider submitting the work for review, and questions that remain unanswered or questions you might consider within your work.
$75 per hour with a minimum of 10 hour contract. I commit to working with no more than 4 writers in a 2-month period so that each writer has my dedicated focus. Within four weeks of me receiving the manuscript, we will have our first discussion of it. Within two weeks of that discussion, you will receive my written feedback.
Individual Writing Workshop
4-weeks of online prompts, close reading, and online discussion of the produced work
In this workshop format, you will share with me a 10-page sample of your work and your writing goals (experimentation in form, revision, aesthetic explorations). I will develop a study program of readings based on your interests, emphasizing writers from marginalized groups. Each week, I will share a resource packet and 2 generative writing prompts. We will meet online to workshop what you write once per week.
$500 to include the personalized resource packets, writing prompts, weekly workshops.
Workshop with Organization
3-5 hour writing workshop
In this workshop format, a personalized workshop is cultivated for your organization in alignment with your organization goals and/or program standards. Workshops generally focus on developing a deeper understanding of self in relationship to community. We work collaboratively on norms development in order to support our growing strength as a nurturing and brave community. Readings (that emphasize writers from historically marginalized groups) and generative writing prompts are included.
$500 base rate (open to negotiation with nonprofit organizations)
over 50 miles from Berkeley require transportation reimbursement included in honorarium and/or overnight housing at a reasonable cost (supported by the organization) with per diem
Workshop(s) with K-12 School
In this workshop format, a personalized workshop is cultivated for your school in accordance with Common Core State Standards (if needed). Workshops can emphasize generative writing, reading and analysis, poetic form, radical publishing, the power of performance, writing as political work, or another area as determined. All workshops include a classroom norms setting process to support the development of a brave space where we can be vulnerable with and for one another. Readings (that emphasize writers from historically marginalized groups) and generative writing prompts are included.
Workshops in K-12 schools are free to the school, though if funds are available, I ask that teachers consider a fair honorarium with respect to the labor of producing and implementing a workshop.
Interview/Guest Speaker with K-12 School
Half hour to one hour speaking engagement with the sharing of poems, answering of questions about my work, or talking with students about their work.
No cost for K-12 schools
Payment for consults would be half for the deposit (refundable should the project be canceled before the project start date, nonrefundable if work has begun based on the project start date. Payable via Paypal or via check if mailed) and the remainder at the end of the project.