Courtney Amber Kilian


Courtney has taught at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and UCSD K-12 Extension. Previous creative writing workshops she has taught include Fiction: Innovative, Cross-Genre and Interdisciplinary Writing; The Art of Storytelling: Strategies for Crafting Explosive Tales; Innovative Storytelling: Strategies For Crafting Cross-Genre & Hybrid Fiction; Cross-Pollinating Your Stories & Poems; Flash Fiction: Literature’s Karate ChopCreating Distinct Character Voices; and Recycling Plots: Deconstructing Fairytales To Build New Narratives. Critical writing courses include Writing First Aid Kit: Surviving & Excelling on College Essays; Cultural and Historical Memory: Influences of Technology & Environment; Media and Everyday Life; and Environmental Justice.

She has coached high school, undergraduate, graduate, and adult writers at Cal State University, San Marcos, UCSD, and privately.

Services Available:

  • Private Writing Coach Sessions tailored toward individual writing goals
  • Private Writing Workshop Consultations addressing your writing needs
  • Creativity Coaching through journaling, yoga, and mindfulness practices
  • Freelance Writing & Editorial Services

Please inquire for more information on packages and pricing. Sessions offered in person and via Skype. I look forward to working with you and customizing a plan that fits your needs and goals. (