Debbie L. Miller writes from Brooklyn, New York, where she pens plays, monologues, essays, memoir, flash fiction, short stories, speculative fiction, and humor. She's been a freelance writer since 1990 and has a background in stand-up comedy, improvisational acting, and theater. Her plays and monologues have been produced in and outside New York City and she has performed Off-Off-Broadway. She taught English as a Second Language to Brooklyn, Manhattan, and The Bronx immigrants for 14+ years. She won the 2017 Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction and she recently studied sketch comedy writing at Manhattan's Magnet Theater. She's worked as an editorial fact-checker, chicken babysitter, and she's an avid poker player and gardener. She's a native of Cleveland, but has lived in six states and traveled in 44. She can say "Hello," "Goodbye," and "Thank You" in six languages.
Currently teaching: Writing About Major Life Changes
Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe, MA, LCMHC is a 2019 IPPY Silver Medalist for her debut memoir, The First Signs of April. She has also co-authored Anxiety Relief. She is a licensed mental health counselor and life coach. After spending a year living on the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland working on her next memoir she is currently living, working, and writing on Cape Cod. She has taught numerous workshops including 21 Days to Your Daily Writing Practice, Writing your healing story, Ready, Set Write and Writing for your life. She teaches both live and online classes.
Currently teaching: Write with Mind, Body, Spirit
Barbara Youree has served as contributing editor for an international literary magazine. Her published books consist of one YA and six children’s books, five historical novels, and a narrative non-fiction, Courageous Journey. It was named a finalist in USA’s National Best Books 2008, and has a blurb on the back cover by President Carter. Youree has been a guest speaker at conferences and civic organizations. Her most recent book, France My Way, Adventures of a Solo Traveler, is an example of a themed memoir. Her website.
Currently teaching: Memoir with a Theme
Jean F. Morciglio currently teaches Life Story Writing for the Bloomingdale Writers Connection. Morciglio has taught developmental education courses for over 15 years in the community college setting, with a focus on Learning Skills, Reading, Writing, and Language Development. She has facilitated National Issues Forums, Community-based Planning, Strategic Planning, and Cogniscope- Deep Problem Solving. She also facilitates several small writing groups. Her previous book focuses on the perceptions and challenges of community college students. She believes that narrative is a powerful tool for transformation. She is currently writing, teaching, and facilitating in Riverview, Florida.
Her LinkedIn address: www.linkedin.com/in/jeanmorciglio
Currently teaching: Writing About the Others
Len Leatherwood, Program Coordinator for SCN's Online Classes program, has been teaching writing privately to students in Beverly Hills for the past nineteen years. She has received both state and national teacher awards for the past nine years from the Scholastic Artists and Writers Awards, the oldest and most prestigious writing contest for youth in the U.S. She is a blogger at 20 Minutes a Day, as well as a published writer of 'flash' fiction/memoir with pieces appearing in multiple literary magazines such as flashquake, All Things Girl, SCN's True Words Anthology, Provo Canyon Review, as well as A Cup of Comfort Cookbook, currently available on Amazon. She has been a past nominee for a Pushcart Prize, the best of the small presses. Her blog, 20 Minutes a Day, can be found at lenleatherwood.wordpress.com.
Currently teaching: All about Flash Memoir and Essay Writing
Katherine McCord has been published in nationally-recognized literary journals, such as AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW. She's published four books by selective presses, her last two books having won the Autumn House Open Book Award in Creative Nonfiction and a Hoffer Legacy Award.
Currently teaching: The Menu, Characters Are People
Ariela Zucker Born in Jerusalem. My husband and I moved to the U.S in September 2001, followed by three of our daughters. For the past twelve years, we lived in Ellsworth, in the motel that we own and operate.
While in Israel I worked for many years as a learning disabilities specialist and for several years run a diagnostic center plus an after-school learning facility for learning disabled students grades 1-12. While doing this work, I also run workshops for parents and teachers and self-published a self-help book (in Hebrew), for adults with learning disabilities.
While living in Maine, I started to write in English, mainly poetry and nonfiction, and self-published three books on Amazon.
This is going to be my first class offered online through over the years I participated in many online courses and currently facilitate e-circle #9.
I did facilitate several writing classes via adult-ed, and senior organizations.
I had a teaching experience of over twenty years in the school system grades: 7-12 and was a college instructor as well as an instructor to special-ed teachers in my district.
Currently teaching: Historical Fiction
Lynn Goodwin owns Writer Advice. She's written Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62 (memoir), Talent (YA) and You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers (self help). Never Too Late and Talent are award winners. Shorter works have appeared in Hip Mama, The Sun, Good Housekeeping.com, Purple Clover.com, and Flashquake. She is a reviewer and teacher at Story Circle Network. Visit her website and her blog.
Currently teaching: Independent Study