Teaching & Speaking

Allena presents to local and national conferences, classes and meetings, Hispanic publications grand rapidsproviding lectures, training and courses that are approachable, engaging and interesting. Call to schedule your date.


Teaching/Lecture Experience

  • Michigan State University, Teaching Assistant, Writing 150
  • Lansing Community College, Adjunct Faculty
  • US Department of Education, Upward Bound, MSU, Instructor, Composition & Literature (10th, 11th, 12th grade)
  • Midwest Society for the Study of Literature seminar presentation, Nonfiction Essays
  • Writing at the Ledges, guest speaker, “Breaking Into Freelance Writing and Editing”
  • Boomers & Beyond Recharge, guest speaker, “Using Social Networking”
  • Entrepreneur Conference, guest speaker, “Social Media,” and “Forming Your Home Business LLC”
  • Women on Writing: developed, wrote and taught online writing classes “How to Become a PAID Book Reviewer” and “Writing for Social Justice” (three cohorts over the course of two years)


Typical Speaking Engagement Topics

  • Writing for social justice
  • Storytelling for grant writing
  • Blogging for writers
  • Get started freelance writing in 3 steps
  • Your writing as a business
  • Writing for the web
  • How to make money reading
  • Intro to editing and proofreading for cash
  • Social media for writers


More about teaching and speaking skills can be found here.

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