Writer and editor Amy Lyles Wilson believes it is the sharing of our stories that saves us. Toward that end, she facilitates workshops and retreats designed to encourage people to write their hearts out. Her main themes of interest are creativity, grief, and spirituality.
Wilson, a native of Mississippi now living in Nashville, Tennessee, has twenty-five years of experience in the publishing world, having worked for such industry innovators as Whittle Communications and Rutledge Hill Press. She has been a magazine columnist and blogger, and has co-authored or contributed to nine books. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, and she holds degrees in English, journalism, and theology. Her essay “The Guts to Keep Going” was featured on National Public Radio’s “This I Believe.”
The death of her father, the man she calls “the first love of her life,” in 2000 took her breath away and caused Wilson to seek relief in the written word. In response, she is at work on a book about the serendipitous gifts of grief.
Wilson has been a contributor to Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life and The Spire, and a columnist for Her Nashville and the Northside Sun Magazine. She serves on the Advisory Council for the Dept. of Journalism at the University of Mississippi, and the board of Women’s National Book Association’s Nashville chapter.
In 2013, she taught writing and served as the writer-in-residence at the Earlham School of Religion. You can learn more at www.amylyleswilson.com.
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