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Linda Wertheimer

Instructor Consultant

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About Linda

I've reported on everything from the State Fair of Texas, the aftermath of 9/11, a cover-up of school building woes in Orange County, FL, and school prayer battles for major publications, including the Boston Globe, the Dallas Morning News, and The New Republic. I started out my writing career as a full-time reporter, became education editor of the Globe, and then took a buyout to pursue freelancing and becoming an author. I've published one book so far, Faith Ed, published by Beacon Press in 2015, and am working on another. I have won awards for my journalism, my book, and personal essays as well and been published widely, including in the New York Times, The Washington Post and literary journals. I'll have an essay published this June in Chautauqua, a literary journal. I was a prose writer-in-residence at Chautauqua in 2017 and have taught journalistic and literary writing for more than a decade. I love to write narrative nonfiction, memoir and commentary. At Grub Street, I have primarily taught classes on commentary writing and on occasion, on personal essays related to religion.


  • Applying for Awards and Fellowships
  • Author Website and/or Social Media
  • Book Research
  • Essay
  • Memoir
  • Non-Fiction
  • Publishing & Promotion
  • Short Fiction

Consulting Services

  • Manuscript Review
  • Personal Essay
  • Remote Sessions
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Rate: $90/hour

Linda's Works

  • Faith Ed, Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance

    Faith Ed, Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance, is a narrative nonfiction book about public schools' efforts to teach about religion, often in the face of controversy. It is a mix of on-the-ground reporting, research and memoir.

    Type: Book