Books By Lynne
My first book, Driving Off the Horizon, was a collection of poetry published by a small Maryland press (IM Press) in 1996. It was actually my MFA manuscript, a collection of poems written in my 20s as I lived in different cities and traveled the world. My eyes were opening, and the world tasted new. And so I translated those experiences into words strung together into poems that captured moments.
Since then, I’ve written many more books, and seven others have been published, including those shared on this page. Click the links to learn more or to purchase one.
I just finished a novel, Woman of Valor, and am at work on a collection of essays and short stories. In 2021, I made the decision to focus full-time on writing and teaching writing, and I plan to publish a book a year for the rest of my life.
Stay tuned for updates on new projects and forthcoming titles!
My writing has been featured in these media outlets and literary journals!
Living Inside: The Poetry of Prayer
by Lynne Meredith Schreiber | Detroit, MI: Ridgeway Press/YMCA, 2003
Residential Architecture: Living Places
In The Shadow Of the Tree: A Therapeutic Writing Guide For Children With Cancer
In the late 1990s, Lynne Golodner hosted writing camps for children in metro Detroit. When one of her campers was diagnosed with leukemia, she started visiting the young girl to write together as a way to process her emotions and experiences going through treatment. Those writing sessions became this book, In The Shadow of the Tree: A Therapeutic Writing Guide for Children with Cancer, with the young patient’s poems as examples for Lynne’s writing exercises. The girl is now a doctor in her own right, working with pediatric cancer patients.
Driving Off The Horizon
Lynne Golodner (nee Cohn) had a goal of having her first book published by the time she was 30. So imagine her surprise when her master’s thesis, a manuscript of poetry written during her MFA in Writing program at Goddard College, was accepted for publication by IM Press in Takoma Park, Maryland. This book, Driving Off the Horizon, are poems of a twentysomething yearning for purpose and direction, for love and life, and share the fears, desires, concerns, and celebrations of all of us as we set out on a path toward independence.
Hide & Seek: Jewish Women and Hair Covering
The traditional Jewish community has long been silent on the very personal yet also public matter of married women covering their hair with hats, scarves, and even wigs. Hide & Seek is the first and only book to discuss the topic, and includes legal and sociological perspectives of this observance, citing relevant texts and rabbinic discourse, as well as the history, tradition, and customs of Jewish communities from around the world. (2002)
A Patient’s Guide to Understanding Cutaneous Lymphoma
A comprehensive guide for patients, caregivers, and others affected by cutaneous lymphoma.