Move Your Pen and Open Your Mind

Small, seriously fun memoir classes in Boulder, Denver & afield

About Lisa

In 2003, I wrote a story for Smithsonian magazine that changed my life. It was a profile of the most astonishing person I’ve ever met — Stanford Addison, a quadriplegic Northern Arapaho horse gentler and traditional healer who lived on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. His place became my second home for nearly [more…]

Summertime Classes

I’m offering a few writing intensives this summer in North Boulder. They are open to writers of all levels and will be capped at six students in order to provide safety and intimacy. The compact time frame of these classes is designed to fit into those unwieldy, sunscreen-slippery summer schedules. Classes range from 2.5 hour one-shot freebie sample [more…]


Forget about being clever or educated or persuasive or having a great vocabulary. Quit trying to look so cheerful, so victorious, so worthy. Become a humble servant of your own truth, and your writing will become a vital force for healing, because once our truths are known and witnessed and no one in the room [more…]