Amanda Le Rougetel

she / her

I am a writer, community educator and collage artist. I have been writing for decades but, since retiring from full-time work in 2021, am now able to devote both time and energy to a rewarding writing life. Short-form creative nonfiction is what I focus on, though I occasionally try my hand at micro-form fiction (ex. 50-word stories). I like to read books, but I have no serious intention to write one myself. I’d love to connect with others who write CNF essays, particularly in the line of memoir or life writing. I co-teach writing classes, sometimes in McNally’s community classroom, sometimes over Zoom. I have been writing my blog, Five Years a Writer, since 2018.


Brevity Blog

What Grey’s Anatomy Taught Me About Finding My Readers – an essay about finding readers for my work
January 5, 2024

Brevity Journal

Writer and Editor as Creative Collaborators – a craft essay on the relationship between writer and editor
May 1, 2023

The Globe and Mail

I’m struggling with the new-found freedom that retirement brings – a ‘first person’ essay describing what I learned in my first year of retirement
October 13, 2022

My seatmate was panicking – this would be no ordinary flight – a ‘first person’ essay describing the panic my seat mate experienced during a turbulent flight
January 4, 2022

Five Minute Lit

Baby Overboard

50-Word Stories

The Ring and the Promise

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