Holly teaches classes in literature and creative writing at the University of Georgia, as well as independently, online. Below are archived and upcoming classes and webinars open to the public. She is also a certified naturalist, offering classes in an array of topics. You can hire Holly as a naturalist, a writing coach, or to read your nonfiction, poetry, or fiction manuscript. If interested, get in touch via the Contact page.


Leaning Against in the Darkness

No artist is an island. The Western myth of the lone artistic genius needs to be shot down. This course centers the interdependent nature of writing and will radically transform your practice. By allowing yourself to lean against, and to be leaned against, you’ll turn your art into a force, and you will gain strength for the darkness we’re in.


Multitudes: The More-than-Human World in Literature

In this class, we will begin to uncover narratives of our deep intimacies and intertwinings with what the philosopher David Abram calls the more-than-human world. As we read and discuss stories, poems, and essays, we will examine the role of the sensuous terrain and all its living beings in literature. More Details

Outdoor Education

As a certified naturalist, Holly teaches an array of outdoor-education classes, which can be tailored to any age group (ages 3-100). She is currently available for classes locally in the Georgia Piedmont and Southern Appalachian regions, as well as remotely on Zoom. Possible topics include but are not limited to: tree identification, forest ecology, aquatic wildlife, nature journaling, haiku (seasonal nature poetry), botany, foraging, and medicinal plants. To inquire about rates, please visit the contact page.

“Before taking Holly’s Leaning Against class, I felt inspirationally bankrupt. In the class, I’ve realized a key part of my creative process. …”

Shelby, Georgia

“This class has impacted me so much as a creative. I’ve noticed tremendous growth in myself. It really gave me direction as a writer.”

Malachai, New Mexico

“Holly guided me into the depths of my writing and helped me find the heart of my story.”

Christine, Tennessee