Patrick Ross is an instructor in strategic communications, public speaking, and creative writing. He earned an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and has taught online through The Loft Literary Center as well as in person at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He's conducted guest lectures at every level of education from middle school to graduate school. Feel free to download his curriculum vitae.


Patrick has been a communications and arts instructor for more than a decade, leading workshops and seminars on topics as varied as sparking your creativity; personal essays, memoir writing and broader creative nonfiction; public speaking; how to be interviewed by print and electronic media; how to testify before Congress and federal agencies; how to write online; and knowing your rights as an artist.



  • “The instructor was incredible. And the wealth of information made me so happy.”

  • “His class was exactly what I was hoping for. The interaction with other students made my first online class experience extremely positive. I felt like Patrick’s replies to written drafts were right on and objective. Very helpful.”

  • “Patrick was wonderful. He created a strong, but flexible structure for the class. He was also very knowledgeable.”

  • “Patrick quickly facilitated the building of our class into an online community, so that our communications with each other felt comfortable and supportive.”

  • “I loved the class. Patrick had great tips — clear, organized, and well-written.”

  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable and gave great feedback. His comments to all of the students were positive and helpful. His suggestions for improvement were tactful, clear, and right on the money.”

  • “I had a great experience, especially with the discussion of my piece, and the discussions of other pieces.”

  • “Patrick was enthusiastic, engaging, and let everyone participate at their own pace — he was awesome!”

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