Liz Bedell For over 20 years, helping students explore and find their authentic selves through writing and reading stories has been at my core. As an independent school English teacher, I journeyed with hundreds of students through all sorts of literature, and taught creative nonfiction and fiction classes. I have run creative writing and journaling classes for adults and kids in many different settings, but the common thread is helping writers to discern and then tell the stories they carry within them, the stories that make them unique.
Story Catchers workshops welcome all writers, inviting them to play with words and discover what matters most to them. My job is simple: to create and hold space for these writers, forging a warm and supportive community.
I earned my B.A. in English at Harvard, my graduate Ed. M and C.A.S at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and my Masters in English from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College.
I left full-time teaching in 2013 to focus on my own writing (I am currently working on a full-length historical novel). In addition to facilitating Story Catchers workshops, I coach writers working on fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. I also offer a wide array of editing services, including mentoring high school seniors through their college essays.