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Memoir Editor Denis Ledoux

Denis Ledoux

Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Denis Ledoux is the founder, director, and editor-in-chief of The Memoir Network, and its predecessor, The Soleil Lifestory Network, and the author of the classic  Turning Memories Into Memoirs, A Handbook for Writing Lifestories, and originator of the Turning Memories® Workshops.

He has worked with thousands of first-time and experienced writers through his workshops, as a private writing coach, and as an editor.

Denis holds a master's degree in education and has taught English, creative writing, French, and Latin at both the high school and university levels. He especially enjoys the challenges of working with adult learners who prize his method and materials that turn life experience into well-written personal and family histories.

He was twice chosen for a Maine Individual Writing Fellowship and his collection of short stories, Mountain Dance, was selected for a Maine Fiction Award.

Denis Ledoux lives and works in his native Maine.


Memoir Editor Molly Powell

Molly Powell

Associate Editor

For the last ten years, Molly has worked in New York City as an editor at a variety of magazines and print publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Fitness, Self, Vibe, and Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel.

As a freelance editor, she has edited everything from surrealistic novels to ninth-grade math textbooks (novels are more fun). Working at magazines has honed her ability to condense complex narratives into a minimum of space, all while honoring the author's voice. She also spent many years working professionally in theater and film, and published an essay about her experience with renowned playwright Irene Fornes in Conducting a Life. She holds a degree in Literature from Yale College and an M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego.

She lives with her wonderful husband and three eccentric cats in beautiful Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

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