“If you are at all connected digitally – you know Dean …” – Austin American-Statesman
“… entertainment and media whiz… ”
– Austin Chronicle
Energy Democracy Fellow, We Own It, 2019
N.E.W. Leadership Texas, University of Texas, Faculty 2017 nonpartisan political training for college women
Leaders in Austin Music 2016, City of Austin
Hello! Thank you for your interest in writing! Since 1997 I’ve designed and taught non-academic, community writing workshops such as Write Your Life as a Woman, Collecting Your Memories and the Closet Fiction Writer’s Workshop. I presented the class as Faculty-in-Residence for the 2017 N.E.W. Leadership Texas, a national nonpartisan political training program for college women, hosted by the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of Texas.
My writing credits include: Associate Editor for Texas EMS Magazine, commentary in Austin Monthly and Austin American-Statesman; the previous long-running “skirt tales” column in the original skirt! Magazine; body/mind/spirit column, features and reporting in the (Charleston) Post and Courier and the Columbia Free Times, Columbia Business Journal, Charleston Regional Business Journal, short stories and feminism column in Point. Currently I’m working on a longer format project, and by day I work in public relations for renewable energy projects and small businesses.
Originally from Piedmont, South Carolina, I’ve recently moved back to the Greenville, SC area after ten years in Austin, Texas most recently, and time in other cities such as Columbia and Charleston, SC, Boulder, CO and Los Angeles, CA.
After 20 years, alumni of the classes are now spread all over the country and world. It’s great to reconnect with former students online to write during these tough times and to welcome new folks! I hope to write with you soon! – Dean