About Joanna


joanna tebbs young, MA-TLA

author | writer | facilitator | presenter | coach

“My response to life is to write it.”


I am a writer, facilitator, presenter, and coach based in Rutland, Vermont. Holding a MA in Transformative Language Arts (TLA) from Goddard College and trained through the Center for Journal Therapy, I offer expressive writing workshops and private coaching, and teach online for the TLA Network. I write a regular column for the Rutland Reader and have essays published in Mama Says, Rutland Magazine, and Chrysalis, Journal of Transformative Language Arts. My first book, Lilian Baker Carlisle: Vermont Historian, Burlington Treasure; A Scrapbook Memoir was published in June 2017. As a history buff, I occasionally write pieces on local history which can be found at rutlandwhen.wordpress.com. I am currently continuing work on my memoir which I began in graduate school.

As part of my Masters degree in Transformative Language Arts from Goddard College, I wrote a thesis on the connection between expressive writing and the symbol of “mother” in the search for authentic voice and a new (feminine) spirituality. For the creative portion of the degree I began writing a memoir titled Sing from the Womb: Leaving Fundamentalism in Search of Voice. I also designed a curriculum called Voice Quest: A Spiritual Journey, which I began facilitating in 2012.

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Member: League of Vermont Writers, Story Circle Network, International Women’s Writing Guild


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