Classes

WRITING TO HEAL: THE POWER OF PERSONAL WRITING

The Art of Forgiveness: Writing as a form of letting go

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: James Madison University
Cost: $90, VCA Members get at 10% Discount

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MEMOIR IN A YEAR PART I: WRITING THE FIRST DRAFT OF YOUR BOOK-LENGTH MEMOIR

How to write about Trauma Without Traumatizing Yourself  Presentation during the Hippocamp Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers

Date: Friday, August 23, 2019 – Sunday, August 25, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM, presentation time 8/24/19 9:45 AM
Location:  Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster PA
Cost: $399 for Early Bird Registration through 5/15/19 See conference website for details.

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More Upcoming Events: 

 

Presentation: The Gifts of Illness at Harrisonburg Unitarian Universalist Church, Harrisonburg, VA    

July 21, 2019 | 10:30 AM

“Lisa is an outstanding instructor. She is able to combine teaching the craft of writing with a sense of what is important to the writer—to write honestly and what is true for you.”

WriterHouse Student

“Lisa creates safe a container for difficult memories and painful feelings.”

WriterHouse Student

"Excellent instruction. Personal commitment to mindfulness. She knows her discipline and can convey information from personal experience as well as scholarship in the field. Encouraging!"

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Past Classes

2019 Classes and Seminars 

 The Art of Forgiveness: Writing as a Form of Letting Go, James Madison University Summer Institute in Counseling, June 2019

Memoir in a Year Part II: Revising Your Book-Length Manuscript, WriterHouse, Year-Long Class, January 2019 – December 2019

2018 Classes and Seminars 

The Art of Forgiveness: A Writing Retreat, WriterHouse Seminar, Fall 2018, (Co-taught with Debora Prum) 

Memoir 101: The Inciting Incident, WriterHouse Class, Summer 2018

 The Sexy Art of Critiquing Manuscripts, WriterHouse Seminar, Summer 2018 

 Writing to Heal: The Power of Personal Writing,  James Madison University  Summer Institute in Counseling Seminar, June 18, 2018 

The Gifts of Grief: A Retreat on Writing Through Your Loss, WriterHouse Seminar, Winter 2018 (Co-taught with Deborah Prum)

Memoir in a Year Part I: Writing the First Draft of Your Book-Lenght Manuscript, WriterHouse Year-Long Class, January 2018 – December 2018

 

 2017 Classes and Seminars 

 Tools of the Writing Trade: Tricks and Tips for Finding and Maintaining Inspiration, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Central Branch Seminar, Fall 2017

Your Life as a Story, WriterHouse Class, Fall 2017

 The Writer’s Life: Setting Goals and Planning What’s Next, WriterHouse Seminar, Fall 2017

 From Memory to Memoir, WriterHouse Seminar, Summer 2017

Daytime Creative Nonfiction, WriterHouse Class, Summer 2017

Writing 101: The Elements of Good Storytelling, WriterHouse Class, Spring and Summer 2017

Writing with an Open Heart, WriterHouse Class, Fall 2016, Winter 2017

Writing Down Your Bones, Piedmont Community College Class, Spring 2016 and Fall 2016

Class feedback can be found on my testimonials page

 

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