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…]

December classes

It’s not too late to sign up for December writing classes! They’re not workshopping or polishing classes; they’re designed to open the floodgates of your creativity and allow your story to pour onto the page, in all its rough glory.  NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. There are detailed descriptions farther down on this page, but here’s a quick [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…]