Teaching & Speaking & Events

New York University

I am an adjunct professor at New York University’s School of Professional Studies.

This is my faculty page

This is a faculty spotlight that NYU posted on their blog about me.

This is a link to my announcement about Writing That Gets Noticed becoming a course at NYU and one of the electives towards the Journalism Certificate at SPSPALA.

Watch My Short Promo Spot for the Course on YouTube

Here is the link to sign up.

Writer’s Digest

I teach several classes for Writer’s Digest University.

Private Zoom Classes

Sign up for my newsletter to get on my mailing list for private Zoom classes which I do every once in a while, plus publishing advice. I will be running another Zoom class in February 2024 only for former and current students.




I speak often at conferences on publishing, pitching and writing essays.

I am also available for corporate speaking engagements. Click here to book!


Over 50 Freelance Writing Direct episodes with authors, assigning editors and Emmy-Award-winning broadcasters such as Cheryl Strayed, Ann Hood, Noah Michelson, William Dameron, Alan Henry, Harris Faulkner) can be found on the website and on  iTunes and YouTube

Upcoming Events

  • February 8, 2024 I will be on a panel at AWP in Kansas City, MO. Here is more info.
  • April 2, 2024 I will be in conversation with Liz Elting (Dream Big & Win) for an NYU event.
  • April 9, 2024 I will be in conversation with Zibby Owens (Blank) for a Women’s Media Group virtual event

Past Events

  • January 27, 2024 I moderated and participated on a panel on Building Podcasts on Writing and Publishing   at Podfest Expo  in Orlando, Fl with Ronit Plank (Let’s Talk Memoir) and  Bianca Marais (The Shit No One Tells You About Writing).
  • November 15th I led an NYU Editor on Call Webinar  in conversation with Shondaland’s lifestyle editor
  • November 4th I spoke at the Atlanta Writer’s Club Conference in Atlanta,GA.
  • October 24th I was on the Writer’s Bridge talking about Getting Your Writing Noticed.
  • October 3 I led a Spiritual Writing Session at Temple Emanu-El
  • September 23, I led a session at the Writer’s Digest Storytelling Virtual Conference at 11 am.
  • September 13th Teaching Webinar with Paulette Perhach  on Writing and Selling Reported Essays  6-8 pm EST.
  • August 20 I led 2 sessions at the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City.
  • August 17 I spoke in a lunchtime virtual session for ASJA on How to Get Your Writing Noticed.
  • August 12 I spoke at the GERMinators meeting
  • August 8 I led an Ask Me Anything  lunch & learn virtual session for the Women’s Media Group.
  • July 20, I led  a pitching webinar for Writer’s Digest.
  • June 26th I was part of a pitching panel on June 26th for NYU’s Summer Publishing Program
  • June 13 I led a pitch slam at the ASJA Virtual 2023 Conference with 6 editors

Estelle at the WD conference