Christopher P. DeLorenzo
Christopher facilitated his first workshop as an undergraduate at Hampshire College, in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he studied the history of writing workshops, After returning to the Bay Area, he graduated from the University of San Francisco (USF) with a MA in Writing. His background is in fiction and memoir.
While enrolled in the MA program at USF, he continued to study the Amherst Writers and Artists method, created by Pat Schneider . Later, he completed the intensive training program in the AWA method, served on the Board of Directors, and led trainings in the AWA method for several years. His San Francisco workshops began in 2000.
An adjunct faculty member at USF, Christopher teaches essay writing and spends a lot of time helping students build confidence and agency as writers. He has also taught creative writing classes (short story, memoir and editorial) at the Academy of Art and Skyline College, and at the Writing Salon in San Francisco and Berkeley.
In addition to teaching, Christopher has published a memoir cookbook, Kitchen Inheritance, was a regular contributor to the magazine for Match.com, and is currently working on a a new novel. You can read some of his writing online by clicking on these links to his poems in literary magazines.
To hear Christopher interviewed, see the YouTube link below, as well as the short film from Second Son Films here.
If you'd like to read more of his writing, or try out some of his writing prompts and recipes, check out his blog or purchase his memoir cookbook.