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 a five-consecutive-evening mini-Heroine’s Journey, Monday July 10 thru Friday July 14, 6-8:30 each evening. $300. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY FOR THIS CLASS but I’ll need to meet you (via a free class, perhaps?) or talk to you on the phone first. You can confirm your place with a $50 deposit.  The class is generative [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…]