Workshops & Teaching

To schedule presentations, workshops, and one-on-one coaching, please contact WordMercury{at}gmail

More classes and workshops coming for 2017! Meanwhile:

Workshop: “Fear and Writing in Les Genres,” a class on writing about fear (horror, etc.) and overcoming the fear of writing. Friday, February 3, 1:30-3:00 PM at the Foolscap Convention, Seattle.

SHRIEK original designs by Marc Palm
SHRIEK original designs by Marc Palm

Second Sundays are SHRIEK: A Women of Horror Film and Discussion Class at Naked City Brewery in Seattle. Join us monthly at 6:30 pm (doors, show at 7) to explore and discuss the role of women in front of and behind the camera in the horror genre.

Films and dates:
February 12: Cabin in the Woods (Valentine’s Date Night!)
March 12: The Wicker Man (1973 original)
March 26: The Wicker Man (2006 remake with open heckling!)
April 9: Musarañas
May: SLASH: Queer Horror (Dates TBA)
June 11: The Exorcist


Student and mentee success stories and feedback:

“Evan is an amazing, caring, honest, real, supportive-in-just-the-right-ways teacher. He skillfully led us through scary, difficult topics and themes.  I feel much better, and I feel that I am on my way to becoming less blocked and more free.” ~Mariah, blogger and Peace Corps volunteer

“Thank you for inspiring me to write; it kind of changed everything. I am going to transfer to UW for my BA in English and then on to law school so that I can become a social justice/public policy attorney (my passion!)” ~Elizabeth, now a Harvard- & Yale-published essayist

“I want you to know how much I’ve gotten from your workshops. They’ve been a springboard for me to write in styles I wouldn’t have tried and with content I might otherwise never have accessed.” ~Lisa, now a multi-published poet

“Your love for writing and your dedication to inspiring and encouraging other writers to expand is so awesome. Every now and then I’ve encountered instructors who go beyond imparting information. In my evolution as a writer, you showed up ‘authentically cool’ with a sincere passion for teaching and that rare, magical fire that ignites confidence and courage in students.” ~Makini, author, poet, singer, and performance artist