Schedule Paula

Schedule Paula Coomer:

A long-time teacher of writing at both the university and community level, Ms. Coomer loves nothing better than to talk about writing and the writing life. Her methods are at once challenging, humorous, serious, informative, and nurturing. In addition to nearly 20 years as a university instructor of writing, since 2002, she has worked as a Visiting Scholar for the Idaho Commission on Libraries, leading discussions on a range of literary works from Thoreau to Bradbury. Ms. Coomer is also a regular conference presenter and workshop instructor, having delivered such topics as

  • Memoir Writing

  • Writing the Personal Essay

  • Writing Contemporary Poetry

  • Introduction to Poetry, Speculative Fiction Writing

  • Short Story Writing

  • Fiction Writing

  • Writing as Assemblage Art

  • Place as Character

  • The Role of Perseverance: Staying True to the Writer Within

  • Gender in Prose and Poetry

  • Lyricism in Food Writing

  • Character Diaries

  • Fiction in a Flash

  • Writing Programs and Healthy Communities

  • Write Your Life Story

To arrange readings, presentations, or workshops, contact Ms. Coomer at

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