Joanne Nelson’s ongoing writing practice focuses on creative nonfiction, essays, and commentaries on craft, reviews, and the occasional poem. In addition, Joanne is certified by the McLean Meditation Institute as a meditation and mindfulness teacher. The classes, workshops, and retreats that she leads have a solid foundation in the skills and experiences she brings from these eclectic pursuits.
Joanne is a contributor to Lake Effect on 89.7 WUWM, her local NPR affiliate. Her writing appears in anthologies and literary journals such as Brevity, Consequence, and Redivider. She In addition, lives in Hartland, WI, where she develops and leads community programs. She holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and an MSSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.