Gillian Kendall

Photo by Elaine Boucher

Gillian Kendall is an American-Australian writer who has lived in five countries and eight states. She does all sorts of writing: travel and nonfiction journalism, as well as fiction, essays, and memoirs. Have a look at her books, or travel writing pages, or read her contributions to The Sun, her blog, or her monthly column for Curve magazine.

If you’d like to join her “writer friends” email list, let her know: you’ll get only a few emails a year.

You can read her blog here:

or her bimonthly column for here:

Long-Lived Lesbians column


Coming up



Building on 25 years of teaching creative writing and nonfiction, Dr. Gillian Kendall is now offering a workshop that incorporates movement, massage, and body-awareness elements led by LMT and Reiki master Elaine Boucher.

In this limited-enrollment workshop, we’ll use movement to access memories and stimulate imagination, then shape them into stories or memoir. Using gentle yoga, massage, meditation, and music, we’ll write and bring stories to life, and bring life to stories. Limited enrollment — please email to register or ask questions ASAP.

Fee: $345 includes workshop, vegetarian meals, and dorm housing. Private and single rooms are extra.


Gillian and Elaine Workshop Sept 2015

What’s new

“Creature Comforts” in THE SUN, August 2015

An essay on travel poetry, in the LA TIMES

Nelson Mandela: A Life Inspired  Biography of Nelson Mandela, 2014