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“Lisa is a capable, empathic and insightful writing teacher who creates and sustains a safe, warm space for students to learn and become successful mindful writers themselves.

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Lisa Cooper Ellison

About Lisa Ellison Cooper

Lisa Ellison is an editor, writing coach, and speaker with an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a background in mindfulness. She has spent the last two decades helping clients and students turn difficult experiences into art and currently teaches courses in memoir, creative nonfiction, and mindful writing practices. Her life story and essays have appeared on NPR’s With Good Reason and in Hippocampus Literary Magazine, Kenyon Review Online, Huffington Post, and The Guardian, among others. 

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Slow Pieces Blog

Scholarships Now Available

Scholarships Now Available

Dana (pronounced “DAH-nuh”), noun. Sanskrit, Pali, roughly “gift, alms, donation”; voluntary giving of materials, energy, or wisdom (dharma) to others; generosity; regarded as one of the most important Buddhist virtues. I grew up during the 1980s recession that...

Dialogue Lab One: Dialect versus Diction

Dialogue Lab One: Dialect versus Diction

In early October, my father experienced a medical emergency that sent me to Upstate New York. During his recovery, I spent three weeks in my childhood hometown. During hospital visits and errands, I listened to the conversations around me—not just what was said, but...

The Death of Sonny

The Death of Sonny

This personal essay was a finalist in the  Hippocampus Literary Magazine's Remember In November Contest       “Without smoke, you can’t see the light.”   My husband Alex said this to me while explaining why professional tours use fog machines in their light shows. The...

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