Students in Sands’s classes have often remarked that her engagement with theatre—as actor, director, and playwright—allows her to offer useful perspectives when it come to the craft of writing. She lectures and teaches private workshops, and is Professor Emeritus of English and Creative Writing at Franklin & Marshall College, a small liberal arts college in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she is also the Founding Editor of the F&M Alumni Arts Review, a printed publication, with an online presence, devoted to the art and writing of F&M alumnae.
She is on the staff of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, and also teaches annually for the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.
Her book, Tools of the Writers Craft, essays on writing, with accompanying exercises, is available: click here
Sands is available as a writing coach.