—  Writing Classes —

Jodie has taught creative writing at Grub Street Workshops, the Loft Literary Center, and at the Boston Public Library's Writing Workshops. She is currently offering courses at Hugo House and online at The Writing District. See below for current course offerings, or contact her about manuscript consultation.

Introduction to the lyric Essay

Course description

The lyric essay exists in an undefined space between poetry and non-fiction. By breaking the rules of genre and experimenting with hybrid forms, students in this class can expect to breathe new life into stagnant essays, develop poetic lines into thoughtful arguments, and to take their non-fiction to new creative places. In addition to writing prompts and workshops, we’ll be exploring the genre through excerpts and essays from John D’Agata, Eula Biss, Sarah Manguso, and Claudia Rankine, among others.


The six week course will be taught at Seattle's Hugo House, beginning April 11, 2018.


The class will meet Wednesdays from 7:10p to 9:10p, on 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, & 5/16/2018.



introduction to travel writing

Course description

Travel and writing sharpen our senses in much the same way, prompting us to look at the world in a new light. This six-week online course will introduce the themes, concepts, and skills that pertain to the increasingly popular genre of travel writing. We’ll explore our travel not just as an adventure to report, but as a lens through which we can examine our lives. The class will include helpful writing prompts, an overview of the development of the genre and the relevant place travel writing has in today’s global community, and an opportunity to shape your adventures into stories.


Please check back for when this six week course will be offered online at The Writing District in 2018!