Summer in Words

Writing Conference

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Lauren Kessler

Lauren Kessler is teaching two workshops at Summer in Words 2013. She’ll be teaching on Friday, June 21.

Lauren Kessler is the author of seven works of narrative nonfiction, including her latest, Counterclockwise: My Year of Hypnosis, Hormones, Dark Chocolate and Other Adventures in the World of Anti-Aging.  She is also the author of My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence, Pacific Northwest Book Award winner Dancing with Rose (published in paperback as Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer’s), Washington Post bestseller Clever Girl and Los Angeles Times bestseller The Happy Bottom Riding Club – which David Letterman, in fierce competition with Oprah, chose as the first (and only) book for the Dave Letterman Book Club. Kessler appeared twice on his late-night show. She is also the author of Oregon Book Award winner Stubborn Twig, which was chosen as the book for all Oregon to read in honor of the state’s 2009 sesquicentennial.

Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine, O magazine, Utne Reader, Ladies Home Journal, Woman’s Day, Prevention, The Nation, and She is a national speaker and workshop leader. She directs the graduate program in multimedia narrative journalism at the University of Oregon, and lives in Eugene with her writer husband, her three brilliant and faultless children, five chickens, two cats and a truly worthless rabbit.

ImageYou can find more about Lauren here.