Linda Lowen is a writer, editor, book and theater reviewer, and former radio/TV producer/host for NPR and PBS affiliates in upstate New York.
Her Tiny Love story “Letting Go of Signs” appeared in the Modern Love column of the Sunday New York Times (June 9, 2019), and her writing advice has been published in Writer’s Digest (September 2019).
She is a non-fiction book reviewer for Publisher’s Weekly, has read for literary magazines Stone Canoe and Hippocampus, and is a contributor to The Writer magazine.
She is the founder of AlwaysWantedToWrite.com, a writing studio in Syracuse, NY offering online workshops. She’s a writing instructor for one of the country’s largest YMCA-based arts program, The Downtown Writer’s Center, and teaches at writing festivals and conferences from the Chautauqua Institution and HippoCamp to the Festival of Women Writers in the Catskills.
In 2019 she launched StruckByWriting.com which offers seaside writing retreats and residencies from one week to one month during the off season in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Cape Cod, and Myrtle Beach. Prior to that she hosted a unique, intensive, all-inclusive work-focused week — limited to two writers at a time — in a Great Lakes lighthouse — WriteAtTheLight.com.
She edited the anthology Hopeful – Grateful – Strong: Survivor Stories from the YMCA of Greater Syracuse’s Cancer Support Programs (2015), helping women who had never written before craft their first stories. Her essay, “Hillary Clinton, Everymother” was featured in the anthology, Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox, edited by Joanne Bamberger (2015).
She is a theater reviewer for the Syracuse Post-Standard/syracuse.com. Her “Storytime” column in Family Times: The Parenting Guide of Central New York earned a 2013 Bronze award from the Parenting Media Association.
Linda has written for MSN.com and MSN Living, and About.com /the New York Times Company. As the Women’s Issues expert for About.com, Linda elevated the site to the #1 position on Google for “women’s issues,” writing over 2400 pieces of original content and earning an EMMA (Exceptional Merit in Media Award) from the National Women’s Political Caucus.
A member of the National Cancer Survivor’s Day Speakers Bureau, she has spoken at survivor events from Hartford, CT to Cooperstown, NY. A conference keynote / plenary speaker, she has presented on topics ranging from cancer survivorship to the power of storytelling in the business sector.
She is the former co-producer/co-host of the award-winning syndicated health and wellness show “Take Care,” produced by WRVO Public Media in upstate New York. The show was honored by the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association with several awards.
A former media coach/consultant, Linda draws on two decades in radio and television in both commercial and public broadcasting, and the Progressive Women’s Voices media training program at the Women’s Media Center (founded by Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda) in New York City. Linda is also the recipient of two national Clarion Awards for her work in women’s issues radio programming.