Individualized Mentoring.

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer offers individualized poetry mentoring and consultation, both online and in person, in both English and Bulgarian. Whether you need a one-time consultation or you would like to establish a student-teacher relationship, Katerina is committed to helping you by providing guidance in areas such as:

  • Critique and advice on individual poems
  • Editing and feedback on book-length manuscripts
  • Magazine submission consultation
  • Personalized reading and writing assignments

Workshop Leadership.

Katerina is available to teach writing workshops and classes in poetry, fiction and nonfiction. She has extensive experience conducting a variety of workshops:

  • in both poetry and prose
  • from small groups of 2-3 participants to large groups
  • from groups with participants of similar skill to groups having a widely varying mix of skills

Katerina brings a unique set of skills and training combining her literary background (MFA from Spalding University) and business background (MBA from Virginia Tech) to efficiently and effectively to lead groups in an organized and sensitive way.

Literary Translations.

Katerina enjoys translating poetry between Bulgarian and English. She has translated from English to Bulgarian poems by:

She has also translated from Bulgarian to English poems by:

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer's first book, The Air around the Butterfly / Въздухът около пеперудата is a bilingual collection of poems, each of which appears side by side in both English and Bulgarian. Originally written in English, each work has been translated by the author into her native Bulgarian.