Elizabeth Ferris is an editor, writer, and writing teacher at Life in 10 Minutes and our sister organization Richmond Young Writers. She is also the executive editor for Life in 10 Minutes Press. Elizabeth loves using teaching to build community — making connections with other writers and helping writers make connections with each other. She believes that one of the best ways to grow as a writer is to grow as a reader, and her classes often feature craft-based discussions of writings as well as strength-based feedback and insights into students’ work.

When not editing, Elizabeth contributes to Richmond magazine, writing on topics ranging from banjo-playing pharmacists to the human microbiome. She has a BA in English from The College of William and Mary and is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte.

You can learn more about Elizabeth by reading ‘Six Questions with Elizabeth Ferris,’ on the L10 Craft Blog.


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“This class has been helpful in every way. It was about editing, yes, but so much more…. I looked forward to it every week and wrote more than I have in a long time.” 

– Mary Jo

“This was my first class in creative writing in a long time, but every lesson on process that introduced a named example of a writer’s technique was so helpful…. I loved the collective dialogue that took place. I think this was a wonderful space for personal discovery as writers and of connections.” 

– Whitney

“This class was a wonderful experience. It was a pleasure to listen to and learn from the brilliant Elizabeth. Her calm presence and cheerful demeanor immediately made me feel safe and reassured me that I could share my writing.” 

– Erin