Teaching CV

Writing, Language & Literature Faculty

Teaching Experience

COLLEGE-LEVEL FACULTY POSITIONS

Cambridge Writers’ Workshop                                 2008-Present                    Cambridge, MA

  • Co-Founder, Exec. Artistic Director. Organize and teach writing retreats for professional and pre-professional writers. Featured in The Washington Postas a top creative writing retreat organization.

La Sorbonne University Paris IV                              2006-2007                         Paris, France

  • Designed curriculum and taught English to first through third year med students in Paris, France.

University of Connecticut                                            2004-2005                         Storrs, CT

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant. Courses taught: French 101 & 102, French Cinema & Cultural Studies.

University Lectures and Teaching      

Vermont College of Fine Arts                                                                                      Montpelier, VT

– Writing & Publishing Class. “Poetry & Music: Lyrical Collaborations.” Visiting Faculty Lecture, Workshop, & Performance. MFA in Writing & Publishing February 2020.

Fordham University                                                                                                    Fordham, NY

– English Department. “Building Creative Writing Community: The Founding of the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop” Lecture. ENGL 3019 Section 24, Literary Arts Management. Fall 2016.

OTHER FACULTY POSITIONS

The Chagall Performance Art Collaborative        2007-present                    Salem, MA

  • Organize literary salons. Perform spoken word/poetry, collaborate with musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists. Currently in residence on Artists’ Row in Salem, feat. 4thFridays Literary Salons on Creative North Shore.

Harborlight Montessori School                                 2016-present                     Beverly, MA

  • Lead Teacher, 4-6thgrade. Curriculum Committee Chair, Inclusivity Committee Member. Reader’s Workshop, Writers’ Workshop. Assistant director: Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Windmill Montessori School                                      2010-2016                          Brooklyn, NY

  • Lead Teacher, 4-6thgrade. Director: Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Reader’s & Writers’ Workshop.

Cambridge Writers Workshop                                                                                     Various Locations

-Organized, led, and taught writing workshops in all the following locations since 2012

New Orleans 2017, 2018, 2019

Newport, RI 2015, 2016

New York City 2014, 2015

Rockport, MA 2017

Portland, OR 2017

Paris Writing Workshop 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020

Château de Sacy, Picardie 2012

Château de Verderonne, Picardie 2013, 2014

Granada, Spain 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Barcelona & Narbonne, France 2016

Sample of Creative Writing Classes Taught                                                         

-The Art of the Narrative: Crafting Compelling Stories

-Building Unforgettable Characters in Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

-The Business of Writing: Literary Arts Organization Management

-The Best Beginnings in a Narrative

-Ekphrasis: When Writing Confronts Visual Art

-Evocative Objects in Creative Nonfiction

-The Evocative Poetry of Flamenco

-Experimental Forms of Storytelling

-History of French Forms in Poetry

-Contemporary French Poetry & The Oulipo

-Literary Paris: A Walking Tour

-Literary Credos and Manifestos

-The Art of Portraiture in CNF

-Shadows & Illumination: Japanese Influence on Style in Writing

-Revision Strategies: Next Steps to Polish Your Writing

– Marcel Proust: Sense of Smell, Memory and Narrative

-Spatial Poetics: A Visual Approach to Poetry

-Troubadours: Poetry & Music

-Your Voice: Bringing Your Page to Performance

-Writing in the Lyric Register

-What’s At Stake? Getting to the Central Driving Force Behind Writing

Honors/Awards

Milk and Water (chapbook manuscript)was a Finalist (top 8) for Hunger Mountain’s May Day Chapbook Series, 2020.

“Shadows of the Pantry” (poem) Honorable Mention in the Non-rhyming Poetry category Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Collection. January, 2019

“Shadows of the Pantry” (poem) was Shortlisted for The Bridport Prize in Poetry, 2018

Parallel Sparrow (book)received Honorable Mention, Best Poetry Book Paris Book Festival, 2014

Roses in the Snow (book) received Runner-up, Best Poetry BookNational DIY Book Festival Los Angeles, 2008

Peter S. Heller Scholarship for study at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2008-2009

Harvard Graduate School of Education Merit Grant, 2008-2009

University of Connecticut Full Graduate Teaching Assistantship-French Dept., 2005-2007.

Two prizes in poetry from Sites Contemporary French & Francophone Studies Journal, 2004 & 2005.

Human Rights Institute Art Award for Photography, 2005.

Gene Barbery Outstanding Senior Scholar in French Award (awarded to 1 senior), 2004.

Fanny Hatheway Boss Prize for excellence in French (awarded to 2 students/yr), 2004.

Named “New England Scholar” for maintaining a 4.0 GPA, 2004.

Languages     

English – native speaker                                   Hungarian – near native in all proficiencies

French – high-level bilingual                          Spanish – intermediate in all proficiencies

Selected Publications        

BOOKS

CREDO: An Anthology of Manifestos and Sourcebook for Creative WritingEditor with Rita Banerjee. C&R Press. May 2018.

Parallel Sparrows (chapbook of poems & photographs). Finishing line Press, 2012.

Roses in the Snow (book of poetry + photographs).Imaginary Cottage Press. Spring 2008.

 PROSE

“The Triple Routine of Motherhood and the Urgency to Write”  (Essay) MER VOX Quarterly, January 15, 2018.

Review of Tara Skurtu’s Poetry Chapbook Skurtu, RomaniaLuna Luna Magazine. October 9, 2017.

“The Defensive Male Writer” (Op-Ed). Reports from the Field. VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts. June 28, 2015.

“Keeping Observations of the Moon” (essay).  Always Wondering: a mélange of Eleanor Duckworth and critical exploration.  Edited by W. Shorr, S. Hoidn, C. Lowry,  and E. Cavicchi. Critical Exploration Press. Cambridge, MA. 2013.

“Community as Cathartic: A Conversation between Rita Banerjee & Diana Norma Szokolyai.” (Featured monthly interview article). HER KIND: VIDA Women in the Literary Arts. March 11, 2013.

Beneath the Surface: A New Version of Blue Beard, The Fiction Project(hand-written and drawn book), Art House Coop, archived at The Brooklyn Art Library. 2011.

“Slow, slow the Turtles March Toward the Deep, Blue Sea” (essay), Teachers as Writers,  Harvard Graduate School of Education, Spring 2009

“Re-examining Subjectivity and Deconstructing the Gypsy/Gadjo Paradigm: Education and Creation of the ‘Gypsy’ Poet” (Master’s Thesis) archived at Homer Babbidge Library/University of Connecticut (Storrs), 2007,  Centres des Etudes Tsiganes (Paris), &  Centre des Recherches Tsiganes/ Université de Paris V René Descartes

POETRY

“Affirmations of a Romani Woman.” Forthcoming in a thematic issue on Romani Literature in Critical Romani Studies Journal, Central European University, Budapest, 2020.

“Flamenco Lesson in Sacromonte.” Forthcoming in a thematic issue on Romani Literature in Critical Romani Studies Journal, Central European University, Budapest, 2020.

“Shadows of the Pantry” (poem) *Honorable Mention in the Non-rhyming Poetry category. Published in 87thAnnual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Collection, January 2019.

“The Book of Cloth IV” (poem). Snapdragon Journal of Art and Healing,September 2018.

“wieder fällt die Stadt in mein herz” (poem in German translation). Die Morgendämmerung der Worte Moderner Poesie- Atlas der Roma und Sinti. Die Andere Bibliothek, June 2018.

“Flamenco-Stunde in Sacromonte” (poem in German translation). Die Morgendämmerung der Worte Moderner Poesie- Atlas der Roma und Sinti. Die Andere Bibliothek, June 2018.

“Small Yellow in Palm” (poem). Our Last WalkAnthology Ed. Louis Hoffman. University Professors Press. 2016.

“hullám/wave” (poem). Quail Bell Magazine.Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Series: Mis/translations. 19 November 2014.  http://www.quailbellmagazine.com/the-unreal/cambridge-writers-workshop-series-mistranslations

“Sarajevo” (poem). Other Countries: Contemporary Poets Rewiring History. Ed. by Trévien, Claire & Gareth Prior (2014).

“Toad’s Fugue”; “The Shootings of the Third of May (1814); “Space Mothlight” (poems). The Highwaymen NYC. Number 19. May 2014.

“Roy Rogers in the Missing Atomic Scientist.” (Radio Drama credits). Archived in Digital Americana. Consume issue. Spring/Summer 2013.  

“Becoming a Montessori Guide.” (poem). Montessori International Congress Program 2013. Montessori: Guided by Nature in Portland, Oregon.  Reprinted in Raintree Montessori School August 2013 Newsletter.

“Still, electrified” (couplet for the Million Line Poem) Tupelo Press, 2013.

“Retreat” (poem). Selected for anthology: International Who’s Who in Poetry, 2012.

“Five Variations Within a Sphere” (poem). Lyre Lyre. Issue Three, April 2012.

“The Lady in Gustav Klimt’s “Expectation” (poem). Dr. Hurley’s Snake Oil Cure. February 2012.

“The Charles and the Seine” (poem) On the River: The Cambridge Community Poem.  An Anthology by the People of Cambridge. Edited by Peter Payak.  Assembly Line Studio, Cambridge, 2011.

“The Charles and the Seine” (poem). Featured in Mehegan, David. “Gath’ring Words, Expansive, Terse, To Tell a Cambridge Tale in Verse. The Boston Globe. 20 February 2009. P. A1.

“Space Mothlight” (poem recording/multimedia)Area Zinc Art Magazine. Spring 2009

“On my routine drive” (poem) The Dudley Review. Spring 2008.

“Skeleton of a Whale” (poem), Up the Staircase. Summer 2008.

“One Morning” (poem, electronic edition) Polarity, Fall 2008.