Lynne Golodner

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

25121 Scotia Road
Huntington Woods, MI 48070

Author's Bio

Lynne Golodner is an author and poet, writing coach, entrepreneur and host of the Make Meaning Podcast. She teaches writing, coaches writers, and is the author of two poetry collections, six nonfiction books and a forthcoming novel. 

After 15 years as a print journalist, writing about faith, food, home and family for magazines and newspapers around the world, Lynne poured her communication skills into a new role as Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Your People – a marketing company with a focus on purpose and story. Over the years, Lynne helped nonprofits, schools and universities develop and implement strategic marketing plans, and now, she and the company focus on empomwering authors, writers and people in publishing to develop compelling author brands and market their books.

In 2018, Lynne launched the Make Meaning Podcast, where she interviews writers, authors and people in publishing from around the world, including Patrick Hicks, Merryn Glover, Rosina Lippi a.k.a. Sara Donati, Sara Henning, Steven Wingate, Laura Munson and more. Lynne teaches writing at University of Detroit Mercy and facilitates her signature Finding Your Voice writing class along with a menu of other writing courses and retreats through

In 2021, Lynne launched The Writers Community, an opportunity for regular writing support in an encouraging online forum. She has taught a variety of classes, including her signature Finding Your Voice, Perfecting Line Breaks in Poetry, The Art of the Sentence, Creating Your Author Brand, Demystifying Show, Don't Tell and others. Her college courses have included composition, literature and poetry, professional writing, creative writing, journalism, business writing and academic writing, among others. Through Your People, Lynne coaches writers, leads writers retreats, and offers the Author Brand Marketing Mastermind to empower authors to develop a compelling brand and market their books.

From 2016-2020, Lynne founded and led One Earth Writing, a nonprofit organization designed to bring teens from different races, religions, and socioeconomic origins together in writing workshops. A former Fulbright Specialist, Lynne graduated from University of Michigan (BA, Communications/English) and Goddard College (MFA, Writing). She is the mother of four teenagers and lives in Huntington Woods, Michigan. (Lynne's work has been published by several bylines: Lynne Meredith Cohn, Lynne Schreiber and Lynne Golodner.)

Places you’ll find Lynne:,, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Some of my recent essays:

Voice in The Dillydoun Review, Oysters in Porridge Magazine, Swimming, A Meditation in the Good Life Review, Waiting for My Father to Die in the Jewish Literary Journal, Remembering my Grandma and Her Chicken Soup in Hadassah Magazine, Prom Dress in QuibbleLit, Staying Close to My Son in the Forward, The Roads We Travel in Story Unlikely, What's In a Name in Valiant Scribe, Climbing Dog Mountain in YourTango and a few forthcoming pieces in Great Lakes Review and BioStories. One of Lynne's recent essays was a finalist in the 2021 Annie Dillard Creative Nonfiction contest at Bellingham Review.



Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Hide & Seek: Jewish women and Hair Covering (Urim Publications Lambda Publishers, 2002)
The Flavors of Faith: Holy Breads (Read the Spirit Books, 2013)
Dillydoun Review
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Jewish Literary Journal
Porridge Magazine


Living Inside: The Poetry of Prayer (Ridgeway Press, 2003)
Driving Off the Horizon (IM Press, 1996)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Diana Gabaldon Myra Sklarew Adrienne Rich Sara Donati (Rosina Lippi) Thomas Lynch Jerry Dennis Christopher P. Locke

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Teenagers, Women
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Detroit, MI
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Detroit, MI
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Last update: Dec 06, 2022