About Me

joanna tebbs young

In brief: I’m a writer who gets inordinately excited by researching history. And I believe in the power of story.

The details: I am a freelance writer and historian and author of an award-winning biography of Vermont historian, Lilian Baker Carlisle. Between 2011 and 2017, I wrote the column “Circles of Community” and monthly historical features for the Rutland Reader. For the Rutland Herald, I wrote “The Kids Take on Rutland” and “Rutland Uprising.” My new column, “Remember When” runs monthly in the Rutland Herald/Times Argus “Weekend Magazine.” I am also revising a memoir and personal essay collection.

I have an MFA in Creative Nonfiction (personal essay &memoir) and an MA in Transformative Language Arts (Women’s Studies & Spirituality), both from Goddard College, and a BA in history from Castleton University.

I was trained through the Center for Journal Therapy and ran transformative writing workshops for over ten years. I am now a facilitator for the Vermont Humanities Council and teach online for the Transformative Language Arts Network.

Visit joannatebbsyoung..com/wisdomwithinink.com for more writing and more information.

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