| Mentorship |

As a narrative design and writing mentor, I have coordinated, hosted, and participated in a variety of different workshops. Many of these workshops focus on narrative design and working with marginalized individuals.

Writing Romance Games

Dames Making Games, 2017

I will be co-hosting a discussion and a writers’ group focused on writing and designing romance games, alongside Natalie Zina Walschots and Ben Gelinas.

This is a two-part workshop:

Writing Horror Games

Dames Making Games, 2017

I will be co-hosting a lecture and workshop about writing horror games, alongside Natalie Zina Walschots.

Writing Non-Linear Games

Dames Making Games, 2017

I co-hosted a lecture and workshop about writing non-linear storylines in video games, alongside Natalie Zina Walschots.

Interactive Fiction and Narrative Games Writing

Dames Making Games, 2017

I co-hosted a lecture and workshop about writing for video games, alongside Natalie Zina Walschots. We have taught this workshop three times with DMG in 2017.

We have also taught this workshop at gaming in libraries conference, Digital Odyssey, hosted by the Ontario Library Association.

Extraordinary Mind Games

Hand Eye Society & Workman Arts, 2016

I coordinated a six-week game creation workshop for people with mental illness with Arielle Grimes. In collaboration between Workman Arts (CAMH) and the Hand Eye Society.

Get Your Story Out: Gamemaking 101 with @Rokashi and @kait_zilla, at the Toronto Public Library’s Teen Day 

Toronto Public Library, 2016

Rokashi and I co-presented two workshops on Twine, as part of the Toronto Public Library’s Teen Day.

Indigicade 2

Dames Making Games, 2016

In the first week, I acted as a narrative and game design mentor, specifically helping participants think about design emotional experiences about mental illness. In collaboration with IndigenousRoutes and Dames Making Games.

Artsy Game Incubator: Writing

Hand Eye Society, 2014

I was a guest mentor for the writing edition of the Artsy Game Incubator, a six-week long program for people learning how to write video games.

E-Poetry, Performance, Play: Twine workshop + Talk on my games 

York University, 2014

I co-led a Twine workshop with Kara Stone.