“This is not your usual writing class. It is more like a mining expedition with supportive compatriots in search of authentic expression. Lisa’s penetrating insights and encouraging spirit helped me locate a vein of gold I could not tap alone. Gathering around her writing table inspires the perfect alchemy of imagination and craft. Lisa’s classes soar with her two equally strong wings of teaching excellence and writing genius. Eureka!” — Bonnie Schwab, Boulder.
“I am on literary fire after completing my first month-long writing workshop with Lisa Jones. I have yet to come across a writing teacher as pithy, skilled, well versed in literature, and brilliant as Lisa. My writing style has been blasted wide open in a matter of three sessions of intense work, hysterical laughter, and a scattering of tears. I simply can’t wait to do it all again! I highly recommend Lisa’s classes. Don’t walk…RUN…to sign up! You will never be the same.” — Camilla La Mer, MA, LPC, Boulder, 2016 student.
“Lisa quite literally transformed the way I write and has helped me to see the writer within that has been trying to find her way out. The Heroines Journey was an incredible 12 weeks of mining personal story and discovering my voice and the stories I have to tell. I am so incredibly grateful for her guidance, style and openness to share in the journey with her students.” — Christy McConnell, Boulder, 2016 student.
“I didn’t consider myself a writer until I attended Lisa’s writing course. Her capacity to create a safe environment and unleash the writer in each of us is astonishing. Lisa’s clear instruction, humor, presence and heartfulness are a true gift to anyone that attends her courses. I feel greatly enriched by the entire experience. Thank you!” — Renée Rosario, psychotherapist and teacher, 2016 student.
“I like Lisa’s classes because they make me feel like a writer. Or a scuba diver. She gets us suited up with chocolate, computers and comfy chairs, shares an example of what’s possible through a beautiful excerpt, then sets us free to drop in and explore. Got fins?” –Julie Carey, 2016 student.
“Lisa is a great teacher, with sincere enthusiasm for whatever anyone manages to write in class, yet she’s honest. She gives great writing advice without micro-managing what each person writes. She set a great tone for the class by making each person feel welcome and valued…. Her well-planned classes, writing advice, and enthusiasm got me writing creatively each week.” – IHW
“My favorite thing was Lisa’s willingness to share her own journey… The fact that students felt safe enough to reveal deep truths speaks to her ability to create a supportive and nonjudgmental environment in which to grow as writers and individuals. I also appreciated that she honored each writer’s way of reaching that truth.”
“This is not your usual writing class. It is more like a mining expedition with supportive compatriots in search of authentic expression. Lisa’s penetrating insights and encouraging spirit helped me locate a vein of gold I could not tap alone. Gathering around her writing table inspires the perfect alchemy of imagination and craft. Lisa’s classes soar with her two equally strong wings of teaching excellence and writing genius. Eureka!” — Bonnie Schwab, Boulder
“Taking a writing class with Lisa Jones is like being inducted into a secret club where what has seemed impossible, obscure or just ‘WTF?’ about the craft of writing is made so much clearer and actually doable. Couple that with the magic of writing in a room with a group of other committed writers whose energy fuels and inspires you, add a dash of Lisa’s whip-smart insights hard won from years of journalism, memoir and fiction, and you will be hooked on her classes, just like me.”
— Jen Louden, bestselling author of The Woman’s Comfort Book and pioneer in the women’s self-care movement.
“Best writing class I’ve taken ever! — it provided me with a safe space to experiment and I learned a tremendous amount — I looked forward to going to class every single week.”
— Helen Thorpe, author of Just Like Us, winner of the 2010 Colorado Book Award for nonfiction.
“The class works because Lisa isn’t telling us how to write — she’s writing along with us and being honest about herself. She helps us find our innate voice that’s already there.”
— Bonnie Sue Hitchcock, author of The Smell of Other People’s Houses.
“Lisa created a very safe, fun, playful, encouraging environment. Her writing prompts were brilliant. This class unlocked my creativity in ways I didn’t expect.. it inspired me to tell stories I didn’t even know I remembered. The class was an escape from my rigid and structured life. Better yet, it’s provided me with reams of material I’m using in my memoir proposal.”
— Rachel Walker, journalist, Boulder, CO
“I loved that writing workshop. I only wish it had been longer. All the exercises were helpful and profound & the way the honesty spiraled deeper and deeper was extraordinary.”
“The fun and intimate work in Lisa’s 8-week course lifted a veil off me as a writer.”
— SW, Boulder.
“Some of the exercises were mind benders and really emotionally tough to tackle, but sometimes those revealed the most truths and produced my most powerful writing. I appreciated the way Lisa helped us find our individual strengths, and encouraged us to share when we were feeling our most vulnerable – this really helped draw things out of me I wouldn’t approach in any other setting. I can’t wait to take another class with Lisa.”
— Linda Lidov, Denver.