Writer-in-Residence in Steelville, MO

Thanks so much to the Steelville Arts Council for letting me stay in the Cottage!  I appreciated having the time to write in such a cozy environment.

The town of Steelville has a very cute downtown.

Furthermore, I appreciated the opportunity to visit a variety of state parks and historical sites while I was in the area including:  Dillard Mill Historic Site, Elephant Rocks State Park, Johnson’s Shut-in’s State Park, Meramec State Park, Meramec Springs State Park, and Onondaga Cave State Park.


Thank you to Onelove for having me as an artist-in-residence this past month.  I really appreciated  this opportunity to engage with creatives in New Orleans and to explore and learn more about the Crescent City.



Here are some collages I created while in residence at Onelove.




Newnan Artrez

I am pleased to share that I will be an artist-in-residence at Newnan, Artrez, in Newnan, GA, March 19th-April 2nd. While in Newnan, GA, I will facilitate puppetry and mask workshops at Newnan’s Carnegie Library and at Backstreet Community Arts Center. I also will do an artist talk and teach a playwriting workshop in the theatre department at West Georgia University. https://newnanartist.org

Live Aloha Festival: Puppets 4 Peace

I had a really magical time in Hilo, Hawaii  with the community-oriented artists collective, The New Alchemists, in partnership with Full Life Hawaii and the East Hawaii Cultural Center.  The Live Aloha Festival brought art, joy, celebration, and social justice to the community of Hilo from January 11-12.  I  facilitated puppet building workshops at the East Hawaii  Cultural Center and the Hilo Public Library.  Local artist Lee Michael Walczuk and I facilitated community members in creating giant parade puppets for “A Puppets 4 Peace Parade,” in partnership with Full Life Hawaii.