Elizabeth A. Trembley
Artist, Writer, Educator
Contact: Beth AT SequentialArtistsWorkshop DOT org
Elizabeth Trembley is a Lambda Literary Award-winning mystery writer (pen name Josie Gordon) and memoirist who now tells her stories in comics.
Currently, she works for the Sequential Artists Workshop as the facilitator of the Graphic Memoir + Medicine Working Group and a leader of online and in-person workshops. You can see her images from daily life on Instagram @elizabeth_trembley.
Beth earned her Ph.D. in literature from the University of Chicago, where she worked in psychological theory and popular culture. She has also studied at The Sequential Artists Workshop, Disney University, The Center for Cartoon Studies, Sketchbook Skool, and writers’ workshops across the country.
She has published books and articles on a wide variety of popular culture including Batman, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Michael Crichton. She has also contributed to anthologies which have been nominated for an Edgar Award and won a Michigan Notable Book Award.
She taught college courses and public workshops on storytelling, memoir, comics, and sketchnoting for years before pursuing comics full-time. In addition to creating and teaching comics, she consults with educational institutions regarding innovation and online pedagogy.
After more than thirty years of teaching in higher education, conducting community workshops, working with homeschoolers, and mentoring private clients, Beth has helped thousands of people discover new ways to tell their stories.
She lives on ten acres in west Michigan, not far from the shores of a great lake, with three big dogs, two cats, her Episcopal priest spouse, and a collection of Batman tchotchkes. She walks in the woods every day.