Faculty

       
Sheila Bender Sheila Bender is a poet, memoirist, and author of creative writing instruction whose work has appeared widely online and in print. Her favorite projects right now include participating in Roadstead in Port Townsend, WA, where she lives, and Ars Poetica in Kitsap and Jefferson Counties, WA, events that combine the efforts of visual artists and poets. Along with working on a new poetry manuscript and updating her many instructional books, she maintains a website for writing instruction and inspiration at www.writingitreal.com. On facebook you can visit her two sites for current writing news and more inspiration: https://www.facebook.com/ANewTheology/

Currently teaching: The Gifts of Fragmentary Writing

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Tina Games Tina M. Games is the author of Journaling by the Moonlight: A Mother's Path to Self-Discovery. As a certified creativity and life purpose coach, and a master retreat leader and certified journal writing facilitator, she is the 'Moonlight Muse' for women who want to tap into the 'full moon within' and claim their authentic self, both personally and professionally.

Through her signature coaching programs, based on the phases of the moon, Tina gently guides women from darkness into light as they create an authentic vision filled with purpose, passion, and creative expression. She lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts with her husband and their two teenagers.
For more information about Tina’s work, please visit her website.

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Currently teaching: Using the Full Moon for Creative Inspiration

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Kathleen Paul Kathleen has an eclectic professional background that includes teaching introductory and advanced writing classes, as well as professional development classesfor faculty, and extended studies classes in areas such as mythmaking and ritual. She has been recognized for her practical and inclusive approach to teaching and coaching, and believes in the practice of meeting people where they are, adapting her instruction to do just that. Kathleen has published in creative and business-related fields. You can see more about her background at http://www.kathleenpaul.com

Currently teaching: Opening the Door: Focusing Your Vision

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Marilynn H. Collins Marilyn H. Collins is an author of books/magazine articles, a conference speaker, workshop leader, writing coach, and editor. She offers individual coaching, marketing, and editorial services. Collins works with each workshop participant where they currently need help. Her Step-by-Step Writing Guides offer a workbook format that is practical and easy to follow. Her website.

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Currently teaching: Turn Family Treasures into Lasting Stories

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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: Found Poetry

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Cyndi Lloyd Cyndi Lloyd is passionate about reading and writing, especially haiku which has brought her much emotional healing. She is a June 2013 Writing It Real contest winner for her short story. She is runner-up in The Haiku Calendar Competition 2018 and recipient of an honorable mention for the first Haiku Moment Award, Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, Vol. 1:2. Her Aunt Karen was selected as one of the best haibun of 2017 in old song: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku. Her Japanese-form poems appear in various worldwide publications, including The Bark, cattails, Chrysanthemum, #FemkuMag, frogpond, Haibun Today, The Heron’s Nest, Modern Haiku, Presence, Shamrock, Stardust Haiku, and tinywords. Her poems also appear in the following anthologies: Haiku Society of America’s Member Anthologies, Earthsigns (Haiku North America’s 2017 Anthology), Every Chicken, Cow, Fish and Frog: Animal Rights Haiku, Write Like Issa: a haiku how-to, They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku, and Unsealing Our Secrets: A Short Poem Anthology About Sexual Abuse. Cyndi is the former editor-in-chief of the 2012 ellipsis…literature & art. She earned her B.A., summa cum laude, in English from Westminster College and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Chi. She’s been a long-time volunteer tutor with Literacy Action Center, working with adult learners, and a volunteer mentor for a DiverseCity Series writing group through Salt Lake Community College’s Community Writing Center. Cyndi lives in Riverton, Utah with her husband and their dog and loves being in nature where she enjoys hiking and taking photographs.

Currently teaching: Haiku for Health: How to Mindfully Read Contemporary Haiku

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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.Social Media:

Currently teaching: 21 Days to Your Daily Writing Practice

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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: Discover Your Story through Character Monologues

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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

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