2018 Speed Coaching Sessions & Registration

What is Speed Coaching and what can I expect?

The essence of coaching is self-responsibility. The client sets the agenda for the session and the coach follows. You can expect clarifying questions to assist you in deciding next steps and moving your work forward. Coaching isn’t therapy or editing. It focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal change based on the client’s focus. A coach can assist you by drawing on your own competence to discover the best decisions for you.

Curated by Lorraine Currelley, Speed Coaching aims to provide facilitative, encouraging, growth-oriented mentoring opportunities to experience coaching that prioritizes clients writing craft and goals.

What can be accomplished in  a 20-minute session?

The more focused you are coming into the session, the more you will get out of it.

The more focused you are coming into the session, the more you will get out of it. Some possibilities:

  • Discuss a sticking point in your writing or publishing process.
  • Strategize about  how to integrate writing more effectively in your life.
  • Focus on initiating or completing a writing project.
  • Set realistic goals for your writing career.

16463713_10211762866373310_2327818235387522390_ Edward D. Currelley Aisha Sidibe Mercy L. Tullis Bukhari

Radhiyah Ayobami born in Brooklyn , writes and workshops with pregnant teens, inmates, and elders. An Africana studies graduate of Brooklyn College and a prose MFA graduate from Mills College in Oakland. Honors awarded from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. She’s a PushCart Prize nominee.

Edward D. Currelley, poet, author and artist is widely anthologized. Publications include but are not limited to, Mom Egg Review, Dove Tales International Journal of the Arts, published by Writing for Peace. Sling Magazine, and Metaphor issue #5, a quarterly magazine of Modern and contemporary poetry. His poem “I America” appears in Split This Rock, as part of their Poems of Resistance, Power & Resilience (2017), Eber & Wein’s “Across the way Mountain”. He received honorable status by Writer’s Digest for stage playwriting in 2008. He is a Push Cart Prize Nominee. He’s authored two children’s books and one young adult novel. He is the President of Pen to Mind Books & Child Development Concepts, Inc. He resides in New York City.

Aisha Sidibe has had a deep love for books her entire life. She was nine when she began to share her writing. As a multi-ethnic writer, intersectionality has been a driving force behind her work. She is working on her first memoir and learning her fifth language – German. She hopes to perfect both by 2020. Aisha is an adjunct professor at the City University of New York. She lives with her husband, a fiction writer, and two sons in New York.

Mercy L. Tullis-Bukhari is a wife, mom of two and writer of fiction and poetry. She finds inspiration from being Bronx-bred, from The Bronx and a feisty woman. She has featured at the Nuyorican Poetry Cafe and The Bronx Book Fair among many venues. A tenured high school English Language Arts teacher and adjunct professor of American Literature and at the College of New Rochelle. Mercy is the author of SMOKE, her first poetry collection published by Blind Beggar Press. When Mercy is not tending to her family or teaching, she’s writing her first novel.