Fresno, CA—Michael is a writer, monologist, and teacher, whose work has garnered press in Rolling Stone, Billboard, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Los Angeles Times. His memoir has been published in Shammas, and his journalism has appeared in SFWeekly, BAM, The Fresno Bee, and KADE. He has performed his memoir stories at venues in New York City, including Joe\’s Pub, the Knitting Factory, Dixon Place, the Comic Strip Live, the Comedy Cellar, and Gotham Comedy Club.
A former editor in chief, he taught writing for Gotham Writers\’ Workshop in New York for four years before starting his own practice as a writing coach. He has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Julia and David White Colony, Ragdale, and the WUJS-Arad Arts Program in Israel. He received the President\’s Undergraduate Fellowship for his film work while at U.C. Berkeley, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors.