Presentations

2021, Feb – Using PowerPoint, Twitter, and TweetDeck – Promotions Made Easy. Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America. Zoom meeting.

2017, Oct – Plotting Made Easy – Part II: Story Secrets Revealed. Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America.

2017, June – Plotting made easy – Part I: Synopsis Writing: It Starts with Just Three Words. Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America. Schuler’s: Marshall, MI.

2016, Nov 19. Self-editing made easier. Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America. Marshall, MI. Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America. Schuler’s: Marshall, MI

2016, June 11. Self-editing made easier. Grand Rapids Writers. Grand Rapids, MI.

2015, March 28. Character motivation & conflict: how does it all drive plot? [Stout presentation]. Writing about relationships: The tricky bits. [Panel Presentation.]  Capital City Writers Association with Malea Powell, Ph.D., Melissa Ford-Lucken aka Isabella Drake & Alyssa Alexander.  East Lansing Public Library: East Lansing, MI.

2014, October 16. Amazing procrastination: How it affects teacher and student writers alike.  Lilly Conference Series on College and University Teaching and Learning, 14th annual Lilly Conference –Traverse City. Traverse City, MI.

2014, October 18, with Q. Town. Poetry in motion: Creative writing in the composition classroom.  Lilly Conference Series on College and University Teaching and Learning, 14th annual Lilly Conference –Traverse City. Traverse City, MI.

2014, March 11. Lifelong learning & idea sharing: Publishing made easy? Center for Teaching of Excellence. Kalamazoo/Grand Rapids: Davenport University.

2014, February 15. Managing your time before it manages you.  Kalamazoo, MI:  Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America. By invitation.

2013, June 20. Teaching students about plagiarism:  What it looks like and how it is measured. [Presented in Online MOOC class, Understanding Cheating in Online Courses, as Video File]. Concordia University Wisconsin through Canvas Network, located at www.canvas.net. By invitation.

2012, September 21, with B. Barnett. Building grammar self-esteem through editing workshops across the disciplines. Lilly Conference Series on College and University Teaching and Learning, 13th annual Lilly Conference – Traverse City. Traverse City, MI.

2012, September 12, with A. Jones. Writing & grading assignments across the curriculum: holding students responsible. 10th annual Davenport University Wynalda Teaching and Learning Institute online.

2012, August 3, with A. Jones & S. Slajuis. Writing & grading assignments across the curriculum: holding students responsible. 10th annual Davenport University Wynalda Teaching and Learning Institute. Ypsilanti, MI.

2012, January 24, March 5. Grading writing assignments across the curriculum made easy: Holding students accountable. Online Professional Development workshop at Davenport University, Kalamazoo, MI.

2011, November 23, January 6, January 19. Changing attitudes:  Getting students to think like writers. Online Professional Development workshop at Davenport University, Kalamazoo, MI.

2011, September 23. Changing attitudes:  Getting students to think like writers. 12th annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning – T.C. Traverse City, MI.

2011, August, with P. Ballard. Practical Magic: How to deal with the Shadowlands of plagiarism. 9th annual Davenport University Teaching and Learning Institute. Grand Rapids, MI.

2011, March 5, with S Sagdeo & M. Pieri-Smith. Bloom’s taxonomy and rubrics.  Professional Development workshop at Davenport University, Kalamazoo, MI.

2011, February 9. APA and plagiarism.  Professional Development workshop at Davenport University, Kalamazoo, MI.

2011, January 20, with P. Ballard. Plagiarism prevention, detection, and reporting.  A professional train the trainer workshop at Davenport University, online.

2010, November 19. Investigating Renaissance individuals. Individual Presentation as part of a 3-person panel session: Turning to the classics:  The importance of literature in transforming student thinking. National conference for National Council of Teachers of English NCTE. Orlando, FL.

2010, October 15. Writing in the middle:  Engaging disengaged students in the writing revision process. Presentation at Michigan College English Association’s MCEA 2010 Annual Conference. Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI.

2009, November 9. How I teach grammar. Presentation in Dr. Ellen Brinkley’s “Grammar in Teaching Writing” class at Western Michigan University, by invitation.

2009, August 6, with A. Cramer, J. Gort, & R. Comden. Embracing the blended learning format. Presentation made at the 7th annual Davenport University Teaching and Learning Institute. Grand Rapids, MI.

2009, August 6, with A. Cramer. Fun learning in the classroom. Presentation made at the 7th annual Davenport University Teaching and Learning Institute. Grand Rapids, MI.

2008, August. Plagiarism and using Turnitin.com as a teaching tool. Presentation made at the 6th annual Davenport University Teaching Learning Institute. Mount Pleasant, MI.

2008, January. Designing writing assignments across the curriculum. Presentation made at Faculty Kickoff orientations in Kalamazoo and Holland, MI.

2005, October 26. How to become a published writer. Presentation to Linda Dick’s Kalamazoo Valley Community College creative writing class, by special invitation.

2004, August. Once upon the fractured fable: The students of 105 and the disarmament of the writing troll of plagiarism. Presentation made at the Graduate Teaching Assistantship Orientation at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI, by invitation.

2002, June. Screenwriting tips and techniques. Presented at the 10th Annual Heartland Writers Conference, Heartland Writer’s Guild in Sikeston, MO, by invitation.

2000, June. From here to Hollywood. Presented at the 9th Annual Heartland Writer’s Conference, Heartland Writer’s Guild in Sikeston MO, by invitation.

1999, January. How to write using a Hollywood storyboard. Presented to the Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America, Kalamazoo MI, by invitation.

1999, October. Do you want to be a famous writer! Presented at Willard Library. Battle Creek, MI, by invitation.

1999, May. Mock-interviews: How to prepare for an interview with an editor or agent. Present at the Mid-Michigan Writer’s Retreat, Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America at Gull Lake MI, by invitation.

1997, August. The process of writing and publishing a novel. Presented to the Women’s Forum, in Thomasville GA, by invitation.

1997, May. Character is plot. Presented to the Suwannee Valley Romance Writers of America in Suwannee FL, by invitation.

1997, February. Heartfelt words: romance and characters. Presented to the Tallahassee Writer’s Association in Tallahassee FL, by invitation.

1997, September. Romancing the Internet. Presented at the Moonlight & Magnolia Conference, Georgia Romance Writers, in Atlanta GA, by invitation.

1995, September. Short stuff. Presented at the Moonlight & Magnolia Conference, Georgia Romance Writers. Atlanta GA., September 1995, by invitation.

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