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Joanne Nelson is the author of the memoir, This is How We Leave (Vine Leaves Press) available at
Her writing appears in anthologies and literary journals such as Brevity, The Museum of Americana, Consequence, and Redivider. In addition she is a contributor to Lake Effect on 89.7 WUWM, her local NPR affiliate. Nelson writes creative non-fiction, essays, poetry, and commentaries on craft. Nelson leads retreats and workshops on topics related to meditation, writing, and creativity. She also teaches creative writing classes for the continuing education programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha. Nelson lives in Hartland, Wisconsin where she develops and leads community programs, maintains a psychotherapy practice, and adjuncts. She holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and an MSSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. More information is available at
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