I'm very personable, friendly, and giving of my time and experiences. I specialize in playwriting and creative writing, but I'm also certified in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).
To get a sense of my writing, check out my young adult novel Other People's Crazy and/or my craft book Shorts and Briefs. For more, check out my author page Gregory Fletcher on Amazon and/or my website www.gregoryfletcher.com.
As a writer, I've taught over 11 years at the university level, and I value passing down principles that have been shared throughout the ages. I especially enjoy stories that give its reader or audience an experience, a journey, something meaningful and heartfelt. For me, time disappears when I'm writing, so I recognize it as a gift to be studied, respected, and honored.
Regarding TEFL, I mix writing, speaking, reading, and listening into English conversation at whatever level you are.
I worked with Mr. Fletcher while attending Wilkes University. He helped guide me through my Master's thesis. I had tremendous difficulty figuring out how to structure my memoir, but Mr. Fletcher gave me simple tips used in playwriting to add form and purpose to my work. Mr. Fletcher is a rare person - someone who can not only write but teach. And he does it all with an amazing amount of heart and humility. He was the perfect mentor. I wouldn't have finished my memoir without him.
Greg really took you through the process. He makes sure that all boxes are checked and all things understood. I would highly recommend working with not just a well accomplished teacher but one that cares about his students and wants them to succeed in not just class but life. You will be fortunate to have had Greg Fletcher as a teacher or mentor.
Greg is personable, knowledgeable, and most importantly EXPERIENCED. His teaching style incorporates textbook techniques in addition to his real life industry adventures. I truly loved having Greg as a teacher and to this day still use techniques he taught me over ten years ago.
Provides decades of experience and expertise, with a proven track record of good work! He provides constructive feedback to help you get better at what you love.
The process is geared to their needs and work. Whether we're building a new work from scratch or revising an older one, I can workshop and read aloud work, or introduce needed craft tools, or I can read work on the outside and respond in class. Whatever best serves the student and the work.
MA from Boston University
MFA from Columbia University
Certified in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) from International TEFL Academy
published author of 5 essays, 2 short stories, 1 young adult novel, 1 craft book, several plays, and 3 interviews
produced playwright of a dozen plays Off-Off Broadway
University teaching over 11 years in various theatre courses and creative writing
$40 for 40 minutes. And if it goes over because we're in the middle of a point, no problem.
If a student wants me to read their work on the outside of class, (to mark up with responses, typos, and questions), the fee is $40 an hour.
When I was earning an MA in playwriting at Boston University, I was hired to teach an undergraduate course in creative writing. I really connected to the students and teaching, and knew then and there I was supposed to be doing this. I've taught at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Niagara University, City University of New York, and currently in the MA/MFA creative writing program at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
From teenagers to senior citizens
One bright spot of isolating during COVID-19 has been the amount of writing I've been able to accomplish. I've completed a new short play, two new YA manuscripts, and a family holiday play. And I've begun a third YA manuscript, which will be book two to Other People's Crazy, turning it into a series. Exciting times--despite it all.
Interview them and make sure there's give and take. It's not all about imparting principles and theory. Listening is extremely important too.
Figure out what you want to accomplish in the class and the time you have to commit. For creative writing, there are many facets to consider: researching, brainstorming, outlining, the first draft, revisions, readings, publishing, etc.