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…]

Fall freebie & classes

This just in: New classes for November and December, plus free classes on Wednesdays at the Boulder Public Library! The Heroine’s Journey Tues. evenings, Nov. 7 thru Dec. 12, 6-8:30 p.m. NO CLASS Nov. 14. 5 weeks, $300 OPEN TO ALL LEVELS OF WRITERS. My least intimidating class, the Heroine’s Journey is based on mythologist Joseph Campbell’s [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…]