I’ve been a reader and a writer my entire life, loving and struggling with both for just as long.
After earning my master’s in magazine journalism (Northwestern University/Medill), I worked as an editor at an educational publishing company and then in a variety of editorial roles at newspapers, magazines, non-profits, corporations, universities and foundations. When journalism began to shape-shift, I moved into teaching and coaching and I haven’t looked back. I have taught writing at several Chicago-area universities, including Northwestern, as well as writing studios and workshops including StoryStudio Chicago, Off Campus Writers Workshop, Writers WorkSpace and Ragdale. In addition to writing personal narrative – I published a book of essays in 2007 and am currently working on a memoir – I work with writers through workshops or coaching and my literary publication, Thread.
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