Maureen Jones is nothing, if not versatile and energetic. Her resume
begins in high school, when she tried her hand at being an Avon lady.
She has worked as a freelance writer, and served as managing editor
of an entertainment weekly. After a detour into diner ownership, she
became an educator in public school and community college. She continues
in education parttime and is a licensed guide, and, at times, has worked
for a time as a whitewater rafting guide on the Upper Hudson.
For the Adirondack Mountain Writers' Retreat and Story Workshops, Maureen
led a two-hour workshop entitled "Mountains of the Imagination:
Writing/Righting as Self-Rescue." This unusual workshop was conducted
out of doors. The group will embarked on a gentle walk (not a
strenuous hike or mountain-climb), about one mile along the Putnam Farm
trail beside Crane Mountain. Beside a stream, at what has been documented
as part of the Underground Railroad route, participants created a written,
two-part reflection about their life stories.