Teaching & Speaking & Events

New York University

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

Writer’s Digest

I teach several classes for Writer’s Digest University.

Private Zoom Classes

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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

  • January 27, 2024 I will be leading a panel on podcasts that focus on writing and publishing at Podfest in Orlando, Fl with Zibby Owens, Ronit Plank, Bianca Marais).
  • February 8, 2024 I will be on a panel at AWP in Kansas City, MO
  • April 2, 2024 I will be in conversation with Liz Elting (Dream Big & Win) for an NYU event.

Past Events

  • 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