I'm a published author (MFA/PhD) who has taught native/non-native English speakers from secondary through graduate school how to read and write both creatively and analytically. I design lessons based on individual student needs, providing tools that target specific writing and literary challenges.
20 years teaching experience. Hundreds of students. Students have attended undergraduate/graduate programs (MA/MFA, PhD) at Harvard, Stanford, Brown, Yale, Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, UCLA, Sydney University, University of Auckland, and University of Hong Kong. I give students the tools they need to reach their goals.
I recommend 45 minute lessons for certain secondary students in grades 9-10. Rates available.
Critique/edits of personal essays/manuscripts available.
City University of Hong Kong Ph.D (literature) dissertation: Writing Beyond the Nation: Globality. Aesthetics, and the Asian American Novel 2000-2010, 2014.
University of Arizona M.F.A. Creative Writing, 2005.
Cambridge RSA Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), 2001.
San Francisco State M.A. English, 2001.
University of California Santa Barbara B.A. High Honors in English (G.P.A. 3.84), 1996.
Barnard College/Columbia University, 1982-1984. Phillips Academy Andover, 1982.
“Swimming in Hong Kong” award-winning short story collection, Willow Springs Books/Eastern Washington University, Nov. 2016 (full-length book)
Highlights ACADEMIC JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS: fiction and theory
Feminist Studies Journal, “The Body Politic, 1982”, Aug. 2016.
Beijing Foreign Studies Institute Press Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies: “Individual Identity and the Imagined Nation”, Dec. 2014. Editors: Elaine Kim and Kuilan Liu.
The Explicator “Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies Speaking Weird English”, Volume 71 Issue 4, Dec. 2013. 298-301.
Contemporary Women’s Writing “Meena Alexander and American Identity”. 5 Dec. 2013. 1-19.
Women’s Studies Quarterly “The Ladies of Sheung Wan”, Volume 35. 3/4. Fall (Oct. 2007). 202-207.
BOOK CHAPTERS and ANTHOLOGIES: fiction, non-fiction, poetry
Anthology of New Asian Short Stories (Silverfish Books), editor Mohammad Quayum “My Friend Faith, 1977”, Spring 2016.
The Queen of Statue Square Fiction Anthology (CCC Press); editors Xuxi and Marshall Moore) “Swimming in Hong Kong”, Oct. 2014.
How Does One Dress to Shop for Dragonfruit: Expat Women in Asia Anthology (Signal 8 Press) editor Shannon Young “Happy Anniversary”, May 2014.
Strange Cargo: PEN Emerging Voices Writers Anthology “The Third Hostage”, Sept. 2010.
Cheers to Muses: Asian American Women Writers “The Ladies of Sheung Wan”, Aug. 2007.
Out of the Shadows: Asians in American Cinema (publ: Editions Olivares, Milan, Eng./Ital./Fr.) “Bibliography Timeline of Asian American History and Cinema”, July 2001.
L.A.(Lovers Anonymous) Lala Press/distribution AK Press, 1995. (poetry chapbook)
HONORS, ACHIEVEMENTS, GRANTS
Finalist Spokane Prize for Fiction, Eastern Washington University, 2015.
Sole Finalist AWP Grace Paley Prize Short Fiction Award, 2015 (judged by Nahid Rachlin)
Santa Fe Writer’s Project 5th Place, (judged by Richard Currey), 2004.
University of Arizona Foundation Award, 2004.
Winner South China Morning Post/RTHK Short Story Competition, (judged by Maria Rejt), 2002.
Winner Nimrod/Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize, (judged by Ron Carlson), 2002.
San Francisco State University Graduate Equity Fellowship, 1999-2000; 2000-2001.
PEN West Emerging Voices Writing Fellowship, 1999.
Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs Grant Panelist for Writing, 1996-1997.
Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs Grant for Fiction, 1995-1996.
Corwin Screenwriting Award Dive For Gold: Olympian Dr. Sammy Lee, 1995.
Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs Grant for Poetry L.A.(Lovers Anonymous), 1994-1995.
University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, Island Pacific Academy, Hawaii.
Lantau Writing Workshop, City University of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Adult Continuing Education, Hong Kong.
Harvard-Westlake School, Los Angeles Unified School District, California-Poets-in-the-Schools, Los Angeles, CA.
University of Arizona, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ.
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.
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