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Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

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Lisa Page Rosenberg

Lisa Page Rosenberg is a former writer/director/producer for television. Credits include The Man ShowPopstars, The John Henson Project, Steve Martin: A Comic Life, Uncomfortably Close With Michael McKean, and the film Windy City Heat. Her stories have been published in essay collections, Listen to Your Mother, Moms Are Nuts, A Letter to My Mom, and True to Life Parenthood.

Lisa is a frequent contributor at Huffington Post and a top 10 finalist in BlogHer Voice of the Year. Her daily family humor blog, smacksy.com, has been recognized by Parade Magazine, SheKnows.com and was a featured Google Blogs of Note. Lisa lives in Southern California with Mr. Rosenberg and their son Bob.

Events with Lisa Page Rosenberg

laugh writing virtual laptop Seriously Funny: The Magic of Humour in Storytelling
June 11 - 16, 2023

Let’s explore the transformative power of humour in storytelling. What makes a character funny? What do we mean by “humour = tragedy + time?” How (and why) do we laugh at the human condition in a way that deepens meaning? In every genre, nuanced writing uses humour to create three-dimensional…

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