Faculty

       
Debbie Miller Debbie L Miller is a Brooklyn, NY writer. She writes plays, monologues, short stories, memoir pieces, humor, and flash fiction. She has been a freelance writer since 1993 and has published more than 150 pieces in magazines. Her fiction writing has been published in print and online. Miller often uses freewriting and writing based on prompts to generate new work.

Currently teaching: Gratitude Lists as a Means of Joy & Passion in our Lives

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Sheila Allee Sheila Allee is the author of three books including the award-winning My Father’s Eyes, a memoir about her friendship with her intellectually disabled uncle. Knowing her Uncle Melrose was a healing experience in itself, but writing about their relationship brought even greater healing and growth. A lifelong journaler, she has taught a number of writing workshops aimed at helping people heal, grow and cope with stress.

Currently teaching: Journaling to Heal & Grow

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Lynn Goodwin 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.

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Currently teaching: Independent Study Program, Session 1 & Independent Study Program, Session 2.

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Len Leatherwood Helen (Len) Leatherwood has been teaching writing privately to students in Beverly Hills for the past eighteen years. She has received a national teacher award from the Scholastic Artists and Writers Awards, the oldest and most prestigious writing contest for youth in the U.S, as well as a California teaching award for the past nine years. She is a published writer with pieces in flashquake, longstoryshort, All Things Girl, Story Circle Journal, True Words Anthology and Provo Canyon Review. She is a 2015 Pushcart nominee in fiction. Her work also appears in A Cup of Comfort Cookbook, currently available on Amazon. Her blog, 20 Minutes a Day, can be found at lenleatherwood.wordpress.com.

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Currently teaching: The How-To's of Essay Writing

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Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe, MA, LCMHC is a published author, 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 Writing your healing story, Ready, Set Write and Writing for your life. She teaches both live and online classes. In 2017 she published her first memoir, The First Signs of April, with She Writes Press.

Currently teaching: Life Happens: Write Through it Using the Celtic Calendar as a Guide

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Linda Steele Linda Steele is a writer and teacher who is constantly learning and growing. She loves to create in many different mediums and thrives on engaging in community around creative works both art and writing. She has a passion for inspiring others to explore their writing voice through developing a daily writing practice. She has worked with Natalie Goldberg, Julia Cameron and David Whyte. Visit her website & her blog.

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Currently teaching: Freeing the Writer Within.

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Katherine McCord

I have published several books, all done by selective presses, and won many awards, including the Autumn House Creative Nonfiction Prize, judged by Michael Martone, which meant they published my manuscript, Run Scream Unbury Save, I won a monetary award, and they gave me a publicity budget.

Website: www.katherinemccord.com

Currently teaching: Promoting Your Book: The Menu.

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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 Close-To-Home.

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