I have taught semester-long courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and worked as a teaching artist for all ages. (See full teaching info on my CV.)

Where I have taught


Writing Odes to Color – Visual Thinking – Poetry Teacher Training – Writing and Drawing the Body – Poetry Comics Zine Workshop – Agile Writing for Archivists and Librarians – Image/Ghost/Body/Text – Library Workers Zine Workshop – Gender as a Moving Image

Handouts and flyers from some of my workshops

“Just this last semester, I invited Oliver to give a Poetry & Comics reading and workshop at Mount Holyoke College, as part of our Trans/Queer Writers series. Oliver’s session was a model for what a visitor can do in a short period of time: He read some of his work, answered questions, then led the participants (a mixed group of undergraduates, grad students, and librarians) in a poetry-comics making workshop. Oliver was prepared with surprising prompts, funny anecdotes, and all the necessary supplies for participants to leave with mini-zines they’d created. His pedagogical engagement with this group was so easy and charming that even normally-shy students felt comfortable asking questions and sharing their work. After the workshop, I thought quite a bit about how I might adapt some of Oliver’s strategies in my own courses. I’d enthusiastically recommend Oliver’s workshops for writers of any experience, and hope he will come back soon!”
– Andrea Lawlor, Mount Holyoke College