I teach online classes, open to the public, on prose writing and making comics.



Recent classes at Catapult include 8-week sessions of Nonlinear Prose Writing and Comics for People Who Can’t Draw. Learn more

At, I teach a one-day version of my Comics for People Who Can’t Draw class. Learn more


I made a Skillshare class about my process for digitizing natural medium art and creating comics without any digital art equipment. Learn more


“Aubrey’s workshops not only enlivened my work and my spirit, they gave me tangible, usable tools that I have been able to incorporate into my daily creative practice. She has the unique ability to encourage imagination and to help a writer learn how to deploy their imagination out there in the “writing world.” I think of prompts and feedback from Aubrey every time I sit down to write, and I find that my writing – and my whole self, really – is better having had her as a guide. “

Mike McClelland, author of Gay Zoo Day

“The environment that Professor Hirsch fostered led to more trust and risk-taking than I had experienced in most of my courses, but my greatest takeaway was watching how she encouraged, guided, corrected and refined us all. I realize she was teaching us by example how to do the same, as the expectation was that we were supposed to be growing because of one another, rather than alongside.”

Nick Barletta

“When I taught with Aubrey at the University of Pittsburgh, we’d occasionally talk about the writing assignments we were giving our students. Aubrey’s assignments were always so imaginative and fun. I often stole them, and they were always big hits. Students loved and got a ton out of them. I’ve seen her give craft lectures and talks at conferences, and I often found myself wishing I could take a class with her. Even after I published a couple books.”

Robert Yune, author of Eighty Days of Sunlight and Impossible Children