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With an MFA in writing from VCFA, an MA in teaching, and experience teaching at various levels, Eric can comfortably address a wide variety of writing topics and skill levels. He has taught college-level writing and editing, done readings in elementary classrooms, and led craft classes at AWP, StoryMakers, Eastern PA SCBWI, New England Young Writers' Conference at Breadloaf, Vermont Conference on Christianity and the Arts, Northern Pen Young Writers' Conference, Gove Hill Writing Retreat, and elsewhere.

Use the Contact page to speak to him about leading a writing class or workshop.

Recent writing classes/workshops include

  • Don’t Say What You Feel: A Better Approach to Writing Emotion

  • Writing Between the Lines: Adding Depth to Dialog

  • The Craft of Flash Creative-Nonfiction

  • Making Light: Humor’s Serious Place in Addressing Pain and Injustice in Children’s/YA Lit

  • Memory, Imagination & Vulnerability: Connecting Our Stories and Readers’ Hearts

  • The Disciplines of the Artistic Life

  • Interview with Katherine Paterson on Faith & Fiction

  • Not by Bread Alone, But Not Without It Either: Tapping into the Emotional Power of Food In Our Writing

  • The Emotional Power of Place: How Geography is More than Setting

  • Crafting Humor: Writing Funny (even if you're not)

  • Metaphor, Meaning, and Emotional Depth

  • Revising Your Writing: The Big Picture