In addition to speaking at schools and libraries, I’ve recently spoken or am scheduled to speak at the Brooklyn Book Festival, The Texas Book Festival, Creative Nonfiction‘s Writers’ Conference, Erma Bombeck’s Writers Workshop, Chatham University’s Summer Community of Writers, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, and other larger scale events; I’ve guest lectured at NYU’s publishing course and Seton Hill’s MFA program; I’ve spoken about zines in The New School’s graduate program; taught creative writing at the collegiate level and been an afternoon pre-school teacher. If you’d like me to talk about the publishing industry, book marketing and publicity, writing — and all related subjects, really — I’m happy to speak at your school, bookstore, or conference (in person or via Skype)!
“Mackenzie Morehouse, a fifth-grader at the Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School in Oakland, said she gained confidence after meeting Courage.
‘I had never talked to a real writer before,’ said Mackenzie, 10, of Sewickley Heights. “Instead of standing up there and telling us exactly what he wanted to tell us, he made it very interactive.
‘Although the evening was supposed to be about him, he made it about us and our ideas. It definitely gave me more faith in my writing abilities.'”