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…]

May 2017 classes

I’M OFFERING TWO FREE CLASSES IN MAY. One will be held Wed., May 24, 10-noon  and another 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. They’re free, but you need to  register, which you can do by clicking on relevant blue date and time above. Both will be held in North Boulder. AND HERE’S A WEEKLONG INTENSIVE: I’m also offering a [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…]