Teaching

I teach writing for young adults in multiple capacities. In January 2016, I joined the low-residency MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts as visiting faculty, and I became core faculty of the program in January 2018. I joined the faculty of the creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2019, to teach a course on Writing for Young Adults.

However, you don’t have to be a student in one of these programs to work with me on your writing.

The 2018 YA Novel Alumni Reunion Retreat at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program
The 2017 YA Novel Workshop-Retreat at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program

Visit my Workshops page for listings of upcoming workshops and retreats.

And take a look at my Mentoring page for opportunities to work with me privately on your manuscript from anywhere in the world.

For testimonials from writers who have worked with me before, please see the Testimonials page.

If you would like to book me to lead a writing workshop or present at your conference, please get in touch at nova@novaren.com.

The 2016 YA Novel Alumni Reunion Retreat at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program
A Week in Residency with Nova Ren Suma workshop at the Writing Barn, 2015
“Books with Bite” workshop at the Highlights Foundation, co-taught with Micol Ostow, 2016