Lissa M. Cowan helps people tease out the stories inside us that seek to be heard. She is the author of Milk Fever, a novel, is a Huffington Post blogger and writes for Canadian and U.S. publications. She speaks and writes about writing, storytelling and creativity.
She has written and told stories since she was six years old and has received awards for her writing from the University of Victoria's Writing Department and from The Banff Centre, Alberta. She is an alumna of The Banff Centre and The Victoria School of Writing.
Lissa believes that inspiration for writing can come from anywhere and that lifelong creativity begins by cultivating a deep awareness of ourselves and our place in the world. She coaches her students to connect to their deepest selves, their longings, their memories, their shadows, and to trust their bodies to bring them to the truth of their lives.
She holds a Master of Arts degree in English Studies from l'Université de Montréal and a Harvey Southam Graduate Diploma in Writing and Editing from the University of Victoria, British Columbia. She lives part-time in Toronto and on Vancouver Island.