Michele Weldon

Author, Journalist, Educator, Keynote, Workshop Owner

Associate Professor
Northwestern University
Medill School of Journalism
McCormick-Tribune Center
1870 Campus Drive
Evanston, Illinois 60208


P.O. Box 5721
River Forest, Illinois 60305

         BSJ, Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, December, 1978; 
         MSJ, Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, September, 1979 

Books Published:
2001: Writing To Save Your Life: How To Honor Your Story Through Journaling 
           (Hazelden Publishing, Health Communications, Inc.) 
           Translations: French, German, Japanese, Spanish
1999: I Closed My Eyes: Revelations of a Battered Woman 
           (Hazelden Publishing)
           Translations: French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, Russian

Essays in Anthologies:
1997: Belly Laughs and Babies
           (Laughing Stork Press) 
1989: Conversations with Joyce Carol Oates 
           (University Press of Mississippi) 

Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Bride’s; Chicago Magazine; Chicago Parent; Chicago Sun-Times; 
Chicago Tribune; Dallas Times Herald; Dallas City; Dial; Los Angeles Times; New York Times; Woman’s Day; 
Parenting; react; Seventeen; Spirit; West Suburban Living; Woman’s Day; Writers Digest; more than 60 other 
daily newspapers in Tribune Media Services syndicate

June, 2003- present: Associate Professor, Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism 
September 2001- June 2003: Lecturer, Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism 
6/96- 9/01: Adjunct Lecturer, Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism

Journalism & Women Symposium; Association of Women Journalists; Society of Midland Authors 

11/00 - present: Writing columnist, Personal Journaling magazine, Writers Digest Publications
9/99 - present: Owner, instructor, "Michele Weldon’s Writing To Save Your Life Workshops"
6/96 - present: Columnist, West Suburban Living magazine, Elmhurst, Ill. 
6/94 - 6/95: Contracted copy writer of direct mail newsletter, Leo Burnett USA
1/89 - 1/02: Regular freelance contributor, Chicago Tribune 
7/84 - 1/89: Columnist, Dallas TImes Herald
9/81 - 7/84: Midwest market editor, Fairchild Publications, Chicago
3/80 - 9/81: Associate editor, ADWEEK magazine, Chicago
9/79 - 3/80: Managing editor, North Shore magazine, Winnetka, Ill.

Chicago Women In Publishing, Excellence Award, Nonfiction Book, 2002 
International Women’s Peacepower Media Award, Nonfiction Book, 2000
Bread and Roses Individual Courage Award in Publishing, 2000
Finalist, Association for Women Journalists, Commentary Writing, 1999 
Finalist, Nonfiction Book Contest, National Writers Association, 1997
First Place, National League of American Pen Women, Essay Contest, 1997
First Place, Writer’s Digest 1996 Writing Competition, Personal Essay, 1996
Finalist, Writer’s Digest 1995 Writing Competition, Personal Essay, 1995
Best Newspaper Columnist, Dallas Psychological Association, 1987
Outstanding Female Student, Northwestern University, American Pen Women, 1979 

Select Television and Radio: 
Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC TV, June 2002 and October, 2002
Strategies for Living Radio, 00/01 
ABC Sunday Morning, 2001 
Pacifica Radio Network, 00/01/02 
Minnesota Public Radio, 00/01 
Health Diary, PBS-TV, 2000
Later Today , NBC-TV, 2000 
CBS Radio, 2000 
Book Tours, Wisdom Television, 00/01/02 
Wisconsin Public Radio, 00/01 
Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC-TV, 1993 
Jenny Jones, NBC-TV, 1991 
Home Show, ABC-TV, 1990 

American Association of University Women

American Bar Association Women

Northwestern University Women's Center

Chicago Foundation for Women

Children's Memorial Guild

City of Fargo, N.D. Evanston Historical Society

Evanston Hospital

Family Shelter Services, Washington, D.C.

FEMALE (3 Illinois chapters)

Fort Wayne Women's Bureau, Indiana

Gottlieb Hospital

Hazelden Publishing Women's Wellness Conference

Journalism & Women Symposium

Junior League, DuPage County

Lake Austin Spa "Wise Women Series"

March of Dimes Annual Conference

Portland Domestic Violence Conference

Miraval Spa & Resort, Tucson, Az.

National Association of Women Writers*

Newcomers Club

Northwestern University Women's Center

Oak Brook Women's Club

Oak Park-River Forest High School

Off-Campus Writer's Workshop

PACES (5 Illinois chapters)

Pillars Community Services

Roosevelt Middle School, River Forest

Rush/ Oak Park Hospital

South Suburban Family Shelter

Step By Step Early Childhood PTA

Wheaton Newcomers Club

Wheaton-Warrenville PTA

Willard School, River Forest

Chicago Women's Peacepower Conference, Florida

World's Largest Writing Workshop, Chicago

Writers & Editors Conference, Chicago

Michele Weldon is available for keynotes, writing workshops and conferences. She lives in the Chicago area and is at work on a nonfiction book on writing family stories.