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Individualized Writing Coaching


Whether you have a particular project in mind or just want to get your writing juices flowing, working with a writing coach can help you focus and get work on the page. With regular meetings and assignments, develop discipline and dig in.

Program Details
  • Sessions last 45 minutes. Your instructor will contact you by the first week of term to schedule. Use your sessions within the term; no refunds for unused sessions. Individual sessions must be cancelled with your instructor 24 hours in advance; otherwise the session is counted against your package total. You must be registered before participating in a writing session.

Refund/Drop Policy

If you want to drop, you must do so online via MyPCC or by contacting a Registration office within six calendar days after the start of the term. No drops or refunds on partially used coaching packages.

Spring 2021 Individualized Writing Coaching Instructor Profiles and Availability

Joshua Amberson
(personal essay, memoir, literary fiction, freelancing, zines, small-press publishing)
email: joshua.amberson@pcc.edu
Availability: Mon/Tue, 12pm-5pm; Wed, 12pm-8pm

Joshua offers suggestions and possibilities, helping writers take risks and move through blocks. He publishes his work in zines, books, newspapers and digital media.

Angie Ebba
(poetry, publishing, zines, chapbooks, queer writing, writing about health disability)
email: angie.ebba@pcc.edu
Availability: Every day; contact her for details

Angie asks questions, explores techniques with you, works with your learning style, and provides feedback. She publishes her poetry in print and digitally, and performs it on stage.