Nan Phifer is the author of Writing Your Life: Developing Skills Through Life Story Writing (1994) and Memoirs of the Soul: A Writing Guide (2001), helping writers tell their stories by writing to their centers. In 2012, Memoirs of the Soul won the Reader Views Literary Award for Writing/Publication.
Phifer leads workshops for continuing education programs, libraries, retreat and renewal organizations, writer’s groups, and religious organizations. She has helped everyone from high school dropouts to devoted pastors explore and share their spiritual labyrinths.
Phifer has an interest in American Literature and a Master of Liberal Arts Studies from Johns Hopkins University. She also co-directed the Oregon Writing Project at the University of Oregon and now contributes as a board member.