Marni Freedman

Marni Freedman
San Diego, CA
Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Acting, Storytelling
Adult Day Care, After School Program, College/University, Arts/Cultural Organizations, Community Center, K-12 Schools, Library, Senior Center

Marni Freedman, M.S., LMFT, studied at USC and has worked as a professional screenwriter, playwright, writing coach and licensced therapist for writers. She wrote the play “Two Goldsteins on Acid,” which she then adapted into the film, “Playing Mona Lisa” by Touchstone Pictures. She teaches at SDWI & UCSD, runs the successful SD Writers Network, produces a yearly theatrical Memoir Showcase, and runs her own Writing Coach business ( Her first book, 7 Essential Writing Tools: That Will Absolutely Make Your Writing Better (And Enliven the Soul) was just released. Her next book, The Memoir Map, will be released in the spring of 2017. Her latest play, “A Jewish Joke” ( is currently running to rave reviews in Chicago. This fall, Marni is launching to help writers find and believe in their authentic voice.

It's been one of the most rewarding aspects of my career to assist people in the next chapter of their life to find their story and uncover their hidden talents.  I have found that telling one's story is healing and empowering.  Being part of a community of storytellers is nothing short of magical.