Brenda Hudson, Ph.D.

Brenda Hudson, Ph.D., is an award-winning teacher and writer who loves helping families capture their stories across generations. In her writing workshops and in her how-to book Story by Story: 15 Projects to Write Your Family Legacy, Brenda shows even reluctant writers how easy and fun it is to record their stories, for current and future generations. In her “story project” approach, each project results in a different kind of family story—a single memory, pivotal moments, lessons learned, family sayings, and more.

In addition to presenting at RootsTech, Brenda is a frequent teaching artist at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, where she has received its Excellence in Teaching Fellowship multiple times, and at the Madeline Island School of the Arts, where she teaches legacy writing.

Brenda has a Master’s degree in journalism from Boston University and obtained her PhD from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Writing Studies. She is also a credentialed journal facilitator through the Therapeutic Writing Institute.
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