Janelle Drumwright

Something that shimmers, flutters, roars.


Prior to moving to San Diego in November 2018, I served as the Assistant Director of The Writers Studio Tucson, a branch of the New York-based creative writing school founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz. I started teaching at The Writers Studio Tucson in 2012, leading beginning, intermediate, and advanced writing workshops for six years.

I currently teach memoir writing online for The Writers Studio and will be launching a new online class called Care Narratives: Writing about Health, Suffering, and Resilience in Fall 2019. I created this class based on my experience earning my Certificate of Professional Achievement in Narrative Medicine through Columbia University in March 2019.

In our classes, we focus on teaching elements of craft and The Writers Studio method to aspiring and professional writers in order to help them create and sustain a compelling narrative voice. As students advance through the beginning, intermediate, and advanced workshops, we also emphasize exploration of personal material and individual writing process to help students connect to deeper levels of feeling in their work.

jldrumwright [at] gmail [dot com]