Writer, Journalist, Cultural Curator
Workshops and presentations:
"Using social media to reach your community" University of San Francisco/Innovations in Journalism conference
"Using social media to cover your beat and improve journalism" UC Berkeley/Kinght Digital Media Center
"Using Twitter for nonprofit campaigns" NetSquared Mobile Innovations Conference
Director Otherside Media: Produce media and arts events through partnerships with galleries nonprofits and individual artists. Create marketing and messaging content for businesses and organizations.
Freelance Writer/Content Producer: Create original articles, interviews and investigative reports on various aspects of bay area arts and culture. Work with online publications, nonprofits and media institutions to build audiences and readers. Clients have included Myspace.com, The Maynard Institute For Journalism Education, Spot.us, Wiretap Magazine, Oakbook Magazine, Mog.com, The Oakland Post and Not For Tourist Guides.
Creative Writer and Events Production:
Feature Reader at Paper Nest Project and Eulipia art salon series at The Luggage Gallery and Luggage Gallery Annex, San Francisco, CA. Producer of “Word...Spoken” mixed media spoken word performance at Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA. Writing Fellow-Hurston Wright Writing Workshop. Washington DC, Richmond, VA and Moraga California, Work featured in Beyond the Frontier: 21st century African American Poets
I use words in just about every way imaginable, and a few that haven't been classified yet. I'm also interested in the ways literature can meld with other disciplines and how those new forms can be used for public engagement and community discussion. I work with a network of creative partners of all types and I'm always looking to add more to the mix.