I have some availability to give readings or speak to groups, classes, and organizations. Topics I can speak on include: 



The writing process

Crafting a poem

Poetry and memory

Poetry and spirituality

Dealing with rejection/frustration

Place and writing

Developing ideas for your work

The MFA experience

YA literature



Faith wrestling

Doubt and questioning

Changing faith

Welcoming unbelievers or doubters into your church

Positive spirituality

Generation gaps and faith

Sexuality and the church



Theories of second language acquisition

Factors that affect second language acquisition

Scaffolding for English Learners

Writing with English Learners

Developing conversation and interaction with English Learners

Adapting learning tasks and assessments for English Learners

Cultural awareness



I can also tailor a speech, talk, or presentation for your needs. 


Contact me at karissa.k.sorrell@gmail.com with the details of your event. I will respond promptly.