I am an instructor in creative nonfiction. Currently I teach a six-week creative writing workshop on blogging as a form of creative writing. Registration is now open for my latest course–offered online through The Loft Literary Center–titled Becoming a Standout Blogger: How to Create, Write, and Grow a Compelling Blog. I have also taught a similar course in person at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
I’ve been a communications and arts instructor for more than a decade, leading workshops and seminars on topics as varied as sparking your creativity; public speaking; how to be interviewed by print and electronic media; and knowing your rights as an artist.
My teaching style is interactive; I believe learning occurs best when an instructor engages with the students, and students engage with each other.
I have in the past provided one-on-one instruction in creative writing, although I am not currently taking on new students.
STUDENT EVALUATIONS OF THE WRITER’S CENTER COURSE “WRITING COMPELLING BLOG POSTS”:
- “Patrick was wonderful. He created a strong, but flexible structure for the class. He was also very knowledgeable. I am no longer terrified of blogging.”
- “I loved the class. Patrick had great tips — clear, organized, and well-written.”
- “This class is a great addition to The Writer’s Center. Very substantive. The handouts were awesome!”
- “I had a great experience, especially with the discussion of my piece, and the discussions of other pieces. Those were the highlights of the class.”
- “Patrick was enthusiastic, engaging, and let everyone participate at their own pace — he was awesome!”