Journalism Conferences & Workshops

Complexity & Context | Data Journalism Symposium
May 2013
Knight Digital Media Center
UC Berkeley
Future of Freelancing
Redefining Journalism, Reinventing Yourself
June 2010
Stanford University
Turning the Tide
Our Planet’s Health & Human Health: The Steps to Reconnect
April 2010
Institute of the Golden Gate, Sausalito
Democratic National Convention
Presidential nominating convention: Barack Obama
August 2008
Denver, CO
Press credentials from Pacific Sun Newsweekly
Harvard University’s
Neiman Conference on Narrative Journalism
December 2005
Boston, MA
Mural Painting and Conservation in the Americas
Getty Conservation Institute
May 2003
Los Angeles
National Convention & Media Summit
June 2004
Brooklyn, NY
Board member, participant

Literary Conferences & Workshops

Catamaran Literary Conference
Public Reading, Listening to Whales: Sightings inspired by
“The Log of the Sea of Cortez ”
Monterey, CA
August 2014
California Studies Association, 2004
16th Annual Conference: “Gimme Shelter: California Home”
Panel Speaker/Moderator, Loyola Marymount University
“Farewell, My Lovely: Is Film Noir Dead? New Thoughts on a Dark Subject”
With co-panelists Eddie Mueller, author and film historian; RJ Smith, senior editor of Los Angeles Magazine; Norman Klein, professor, California Institute of the Arts
California Studies Association, 2003
15th Annual Conference: “Origins, New Starts, Coming of Age”
Steering committee member/conference organizer
University of California, Davis
California Studies Association, 2002
14th Annual Conference: “Representing California: Is Imagine Everything,”
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort, Dana Point, CA
Panelist/Speaker: “Territory of the Imagination: California in Books, Films, TV, and Beyond”
With co-panelists Susan Straight, novelist; Lily Barsha, journalist; Bob Delegall, director; and Robert Ward, screenwriter
Writers’ Program
UCLA Extension
Los Angeles, CA
February 2001 Workshop with Rita Nachtmann
New York State Writers Institute
Skidmore College
Summer 2000
Workshop leader: Cristina Garcia
Stanford Professional Publishing Course for Professionals
Stanford University, CA
Executive Refresher Course – Summer 2005
Attendee – Summer 1998
Squaw Valley Community of Writers
Squaw Valley, CA
Art of the Wild – Summer 1994
Fiction Workshop – Summer 1993
Workshop leader: James D. Houston
Workshop leader: Ted Solotaroff
Workshop leader: Max Steele