Lisa Kirchner

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Lisa L. Kirchner is author of the critically-acclaimed, Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar.  NPR says, “it’s like Eat, Pray, Love, only funny.” She’s also appeared on NBC, CBS radio, BBC Radio and HuffPoTV. You can check out the book trailer here. 

 Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Budget Travel, Salon.com, Kirkus Reviews, Qatar Today, The New York Post and New York Press among numerous other publicationsCelebrity interviews include: Amy Sedaris, Xavier Dolan, and John Sayles. At one time she was simultaneously the dating editor for an alternative newsweekly, the religion editor for a gay and lesbian paper, and the bridal editor for a society rag.

Her flash essay, “My Husband: My Moto,” appeared in the compilation Learning to Love You More (Prestel Publishing, 2007). Her essay “But Would You Fight With Me Forever” appears in the LOVE, DAMMIT collection (Brandt Street Press, 2016).

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Alongside her writing career, Lisa ran marketing and communications teams, working in-house with international organizations and institutions, including  The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Mellon University, and Tribeca Film Festival, as well as on the agency side with Burson Marstellar and Ketchum Public Relations.

She consults with clients ranging from individual authors to major companies, offering expertise in brand storytelling. She also offers humorous talks on mindfulness and stress reduction have been wildly popular at universities and organizations across the U.S.

Her wellness and mindfulness talks are infused with humor, warmth and MOVEMENT. “The most fun we’ve ever had,” according to one audience member who isn’t even related to her. Here’s a glimpse of  Lisa speaking.

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She’s currently the host of St. Petersburg’s only storytelling show, True Stories. Check out that video here.

She’s also the creator of the highly popular workshop, “Yoga for Getting Over It,” which has toured throughout the U.S. and been featured on FOX News, BBC Radio, DNAinfo, and Yahoo!Shine. Check out praise for the workshop here!

She’s faculty with the New York Writer’s Workshop, and the memoirs editor for their literary magazine, Ducts. In addition to teaching writing and storytelling courses nationally, she personally coaches storytellers and “authrepreneurs” (a word she made up). She teaches writing and storytelling around the country, you can check out her schedule here.

She is represented by Fine Print Literary:

Peter Rubie
FinePrint Literary Management
207 W 106th Street
Ste 1D
NY NY 10025

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  1. Hi, Lisa:

    You wrote an article that appeared on Dec. 12 about the Christmas Tree sellers.

    Do you know who and how to contact at the company that hires the sellers? My gf recently opened a restaurant at 88th & 2nd in Manhattan and the people outisde selling the trees (Dotty and Martin) were nice. However, one of the co-owners was nasty to them on the last day and my gf and I wanted to reach them to apologize. So, if we can find the people that hired them, they may have their email addresses so we can reach them. Can you help us right a wrong?


    P.S. I’d leave my phone number but I don’t know if this goes to you or is published.

  2. Hey Seth, there was another article in the Post a few years back about the Christmas tree sellers that went more in-depth on the companies that hire them. There might be information there, but overall the sellers are fairly reticent about it. Best of luck!

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