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Joanne Nelson


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Restore and Re-Story! Wake up to living with creativity, wisdom, and renewed intuition. Gift yourself with one of our Workshops, Retreats, or Classes. More information is available at or by contacting Joanne at
Joanne Nelson is the author of the collection, My Neglected Gods, and the memoir, This Is How We Leave. Her writing appears in numerous journals and anthologies. She won the Hal Prize in nonfiction, as well as other literary awards, and has contributed to Lake Effect on Milwaukee’s NPR station. Nelson lives in Hartland, Wisconsin, where she teaches at the university level and leads community programs. She gives presentations on mindfulness and writing, creativity, and the second half of life. Nelson holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars, an MSSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a certified meditation instructor. More information is available at
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I have presented at local and state conferences on topics related to writing, creativity, spirituality, meditation, and mindfulness.

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