Using journal techniques and writing prompts, you will explore:
Who You Are
What defines you, as a unique individual? Hint: You get to choose.
Your Life Meaning
What gifts do you bring to the world and what will you do with them?
Your Hopes & Dreams
Sky’s the limit: What do you want and how will you get there?
You in the World
No one is an island. Who’s in your community?
“Start telling the stories that only you can tell.”
About Voiced Life
Brenda Hudson, PhD
Writing Instructor & Curriculum Developer
Brenda Hudson, PhD, is a teacher, editor, certified journal facilitator, and creative writer. She leads workshops for youth and adults, where participants create unique books of themselves using journaling and book arts techniques. She is particularly passionate about helping youth articulate who they are, in their own words, to form strong identities and resilience.
Writing has been a constant companion throughout Brenda’s life and career. As a child, she used writing to help figure things out, expressing thoughts and asking questions in her journal. In her adult life, she worked in journalism at NBC News in London and New York and at the BBC World Service Television in London. After living abroad for nearly 10 years, she returned to the Midwest, where she worked as a health sciences writer at the University of Minnesota and obtained her PhD from the Department of Writing Studies. She is a credentialed journal facilitator through the Therapeutic Writing Institute. Today, in addition to leading creative writing workshops, she teaches academic writing to doctoral students.
Through Voiced Life, Brenda offers a variety of writing workshops for adults and youth. Participants learn journaling and book arts techniques in a fun and supportive environment—where they are encouraged to selfishly focus on themselves! Brenda also is a frequent teaching artist at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, where she was recipient of its Excellence in Teaching Fellowship in 2016 and 2017, and at the Madeline Island School of the Arts, where she teaches legacy writing.