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“At last I discovered a writing mentor, Nadia Colburn, who dares to value both the craft of writing and one’s personal journey of body, mind, spirit and voice.”
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I’m so glad you’re here!
I’m passionate about helping people access their authentic voice and write their best work. I’ve worked with thousands of students and offer in-person creative writing classes in the Boston MA area, online writing classes that often bring together meditation, yoga and writing, in-person retreats, and one-on-one coaching.
I have seen again and again that we write our best work when we bring our full selves to our writing and attend to both craft and process, the mind and the body.
In my own writing, I explore questions of the body, motherhood, trauma, healing, social and environmental justice, and the power of story and language themselves.
Poetry was my first love. My full-length poetry collection, The High Shelf, was published in the fall of 2019. Chase Twichell, author of Things As It Is, wrote of the collection: “Spare, brilliant, and open-hearted, these poems do what we most need art to do in this perilous age: they show how the mind invents both itself and its world, and thus where our responsibility lies. This is a book that will reward both readers of poetry and those seeking insight into suffering and resilience. An exhilarating read.”
In my early thirties, I fell in love with creative nonfiction—personal essays and lyric memoir. We live in a world peopled by the stories that we tell, and I want to tell true stories, authentic stories, healing stories, stories that help us see and feel and live differently, stories that do not shy away from the difficult or painful, but that shed light and clarity and a new creative vision on and for our world.
My poetry and prose have won awards and been widely published in such places as The New Yorker, The Kenyon Review, LA Review of Books, Lion’s Roar, Spirituality & Health, Boston Globe Magazine and more than 80 other places.
I bring together my more traditional academic background with a more holistic, mindful approach. I have a BA from Harvard and a Ph.D. in English from Columbia University. I’m also a serious student of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Kundalini yoga teacher, an activist for peace, equity and the environment, a mother and wife, daughter, sister and friend. I’ve also done my fair share of personal healing, online creative writing classes and growth.
I have a wide variety of programs and can develop programs suited to your individual needs. Please reach out to me with any questions!
“Nadia Colburn is truly one of those very great teachers”
“Taking Nadia’s class changed my life and I do not exaggerate when I say it was how I found my true life, my true self.”
Looking For Creative Writing Classes in Boston (or online during COVID)?
If you’re searching for “creative writing classes near me,” I offer some of the best writing classes in the Boston area.
Do you want to join a strong, respectful community of poets and creative nonfiction writers?
Do you want to tap into your creativity and expand your unique voice?
These courses focus on process, content and craft, and use mindfulness techniques, as well as my experience as an award-winning writer, editor and scholar to help you produce your most enduring, forceful and original work.
Space is limited! Classes are between 9-12 students to allow for plenty of individualized attention and real community.
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