Pen Name: None
Born: 1958 in Oak Park, Illinois
Photo credit: Barb Levant
Michele Weldon still lives and works in the Chicagoland area.
Biographical and Professional Information
Weldon is an Author, Journalist, Educator and Speaker. She is an associate professor at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, author of two award-winning books and journalist for more than 25 years writing for newspapers and magazines. Her first book, I Closed My Eyes is a creative nonfiction memoir avaiablable in seven languages. Writing to Save Your Life: How To Honor Your Story Through Journaling is an instructive and entertaining book about the process of writing as healing. Weldon offers Writing to Save Your Life Workshops around the country and offers keynotes around the country on issues of journalism and advocacy for women and nonviolence.
A succesful keynote for nonprofit organizations and businesses for the past 10 years, Weldon has spoken before more than 150 major organizations from the March of Dimes and Northern Trust Bank to the Journalism and Women Symposium and the Northwestern University Women in Leadership Conference. With a bachelors and masters degree from Northwestern's Medill, Weldon has written for newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Times Herald, New York Times and scores more for decades. She has written for national and local magazines including Parenting, Writers Digest, Woman's Day, Dial, West Suburban Living, Chicago, Bride's, Seventeen, Personal Journaling and many others. She is a former editor at ADWEEK, North Shore Magazine and Fairchild Publications and was a columnist at the Dallas Times Herald.
- I Closed My Eyes, Hazelden, 1999
- Writing To Save Your Life: How To Honor Your Story Through Journaling,Hazelden, 2001
- Everyman News: the Changing American Front Page,University of Missouri Press, 2008
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
I Closed My Eyes: Revelations of a Battered Woman
Release Date: 1999-08-19
Writing to Save Your Life: How to Honor Your Story Through Journaling
Release Date: 2001-08-27
Everyman News: The Changing American Front Page
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Chicago Women in Publishing; Women's Peacepower award
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
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