I have worked as a teaching artist and professor since 2011. During that time, I have honed my speaking and workshop-facilitation skills.
I am able to speak to small or larger groups on a range of topics that revolve around creativity. Since I have "gotten my hands dirty" in several job areas, such as artistry, bartending, and teaching, I am also happy to lead more hands-on, as opposed to lecture-based, talks.
For more in-depth information, a list of topics, and fees, please see my Speaking page.
(Event pictured: The Platform, June 2015, where I was the featured writer.)
"Michelle's approach to teaching is truly interactive, as she continually seeks thoughts and ideas from the audience throughout her presentation. After an effective grounding in the event's subject matter, she engaged our group in a series of exercises that challenged us intellectually and creatively. We took turns sharing what we had created by reading it aloud, and the output was truly remarkable."
-Michael Endy, President of the Westfield Art Association
(Event pictured, Cross Poetry Series, January 2015, where I was one of three featured writers.)