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…]

August freebie & fall classes

I’m teaching a free class at the Boulder Public Library from 10-noon on Thursday, Aug. 10.  It’ll be in the Arapahoe Room, on the second floor of the main branch on 1001 Arapahoe Avenue. You can get 90 minutes of parking free, and pay a tad bit more for the full two hours you’ll be [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…]