Faculty

       
Lynn Goodwin Lynn Goodwin owns Writer Advice. She's written You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers (Tate Publishing) and Talent (Eternal Press). She was short-listed for a Literary Lightbox Award and won a Bronze Medal in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards for Talent.

Goodwin's work has appeared in Voices of Caregivers; Hip Mama; Small Press Review; Dramatics Magazine; The Sun; Inspire Me Today; Caregiver Village; Good Housekeeping.com, Purple Clover.com and elsewhere. She is a reviewer and teacher at Story Circle Network, and she is a manuscript coach here at Writer Advice. Her memoir about getting married for the first time at 62 has been picked up by Koehler Press and will be out in early 2018, but she always has time to write guest blog posts and answer questions. Visit her website and her blog.

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Currently teaching: Independent Study Program, Session 1 & Independent Study Program, Session 2.

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Len Leatherwood Len Leatherwood, Program Coordinator for SCN's Online Classes program, has been teaching writing privately to students in Beverly Hills for the past 17 years. She has received a state and national teacher award for the past 7 years from the Scholastic Artists and Writers Awards, the oldest and most prestigious writing contest for youth in the U.S. She is a daily blogger at 20 Minutes a Day, as well as a published writer of 'flash' fiction/memoir with pieces appearing in flashquake, longstoryshort, All Things Girl, SCN's True Words Anthology, Provo Canyon Review, as well as A Cup of Comfort Cookbook, currently available on Amazon. She was a nominee for a Pushcart Prize, the best of the small presses, in 2015.

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Currently teaching: Scene Craft for Memoir and Fiction

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Cyndi Lloyd Cyndi Lloyd is passionate about reading and writing, especially haiku which has brought her much emotional healing. She is a June 2013 Writing It Real contest winner for her short story. She is runner-up in The Haiku Calendar Competition 2018 and recipient of an honorable mention for the first Haiku Moment Award, Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, Vol.1:2. Her Aunt Karen was selected as one of the best haibun of 2017 in old song: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku. Her Japanese-form poems appear in various worldwide publications, including The Bark, cattails, Chrysanthemum, frogpond, The Heron's Nest, Modern Haiku, Presence, Shamrock, Stardust Haiku, and tinywords. Her poems also appear in the following anthologies: Haiku Society of America's Member Anthologies, Haiku North America's 2017 Anthology, Every Chicken, Cow, Fish and Frog: Animal Rights Haiku, Write Like Issa: a haiku how-to, They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku. Cyndi is the former editor-in-chief of the 2012 ellipsis...literature & art. She earned her B.A., summa cum laude, in English from Westminster College and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Chi. She's been a long-time volunteer tutor with Literacy Action Center, working with adult learners, and a volunteer mentor for a DiverseCity Series writing group through Salt Lake Community College's Community Writing Center. Cyndi lives in Riverton, Utah with her husband and their dog and loves being in nature where she enjoys hiking and taking photographs.

Currently teaching: Haiku for Health: How the Ancient Practice of Haiku Connects Mind, Body, and Spirit (Part B)

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Katherine McCord Katherine McCord's two books of poetry are Island and Living Room. Her third book, My CIA, is a memoir that was named a top ten 'Great' book of 2012 by R.A.L.P.H. and added to their ongoing list of Great Nonfiction. It won a Baker Artist Award; was showcased on Maryland Public Television's An Artworks Special; and was featured through an art installation co-produced by MICA's MFA in Curatorial Practice, December 2013. Katherine has published widely in literary journals such as APR. She has an MFA in Poetry and an MA in Creative Writing. Her most recent book is Run Scream Unbury Save which won the Autumn House Open Book Award in Creative Nonfiction, judged by Michael Martone.

Currently teaching: Characters Are People & Found Poetry.

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Giulietta Nardone Giulietta Nardone's stories have been published in places such as Spirituality & Health Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Purple Clover, Skirt! Magazine, Underwired Magazine, and broadcast on NPR. In addition to writing, she paints, sings, designs, mentors, hikes and travels to places near and far. Visit her website.

Currently teaching: How To Write An Inspirational Story.

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Naomi Sandweiss Naomi Sandweiss' research and writing have taken her from Taos, New Mexico, to Venice, Italy and many places in between. Her publications include Jewish Albuquerque: 1860-1960, in which she used more than 200 historic images to illustrate the city's fascinating Jewish history. Her articles and essays have appeared in numerous publications; shes taught University-level writing and communication courses and is currently working on a novel set in 17th c. Venice. Naomi enjoys exploring nature and the outdoors in her home state of New Mexico. Visit her website.

Currently teaching: Nature of Your Life: Autumn.

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Jillian Schedneck Jillian Schedneck is the author of the travel memoir Abu Dhabi Days, Dubai Nights. Her travel memoir essays have appeared widely, in magazines and journals such as Brevity, Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, and The Manifest-Station, among others. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction writing, and a Ph.D. in Gender Studies. Jillian runs the travel memoir website Writing From Near and Far. She currently runs the Writing Centre at the University of Adelaide in South Australia.

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Currently teaching: Travel to Memoir: Transform Your Journey Into Story.

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Jennifer Westrom Jennifer Westrom helps women tell their stories. She has been facilitating groups for women for almost 20 years. She earned her MA degree in religious studies from the University of Chicago and her BA degree in literature and philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2010, she sold her stake in her successful seminar company for women and spent a year and a half traveling solo across the United States, Canada, the Arctic, and Africa, including a 1,000 mile solitary trek through the Arctic wilderness. Her writings about her personal, psychological, and spiritual journey were followed by thousands online. She earned her MS in adult mental health counseling from the University of North Texas in 2014. Jennifer specializes in life writing for older women and women's emotional health. She holds an annual retreat in Santa Fe each year for older women life writers. She is a therapist in private practice in Colleyville, Texas. Visit her website.

Currently teaching: Find YOUR Story with Therapeutic Writing.

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