Nan Phifer

nanphifer@mac.com

Owner, Memoir-Writing Workshops

Resident Scholar, Oregon Writing Project, University of Oregon

Workshop Presenter, for numerous continuing education programs, libraries, retreat and renewal organizations, writers’ groups and religious organization.

AFFILIATIONS:

  • The Oregon Writing Project, University of Oregon in Eugene
  • International Institute for Reminiscence and Life Review (IIRLR)

EDUCATION:

  • Master of Liberal Arts, John Hopkins University

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HISTORY:

  • Nan’s interest in American literature, education and years of teaching have all contributed as the background for her present work in the field of reminiscence.

PRACTICE:

Nan’s workshops have a wide range:

  • Monthly sessions in Indianapolis where she co-guides pastors in writing to explore their vocational dedication
  • Nation-wide, online teaching for Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
  • On the West Coast, she guides writers in writing to explore “wilderness within and without”
  • In Washington, D.C., Church of Epiphany, she led participants in writing to design sacred space
  • Nan has also conducted a series of interfaith writing workshops
  • Nan is currently creating a writing-to-heal manual for veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress.

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