Nancy Beckett is the co-founder and writing teacher of methods behind the madness of the podcast Personal Disclosures. As a veteran of the Second City Training Center Writing Program, she currently teaches Writing the Humorous Memoir to anybody who shows up. Beckett is also a comedy-writing specialist at Columbia College Chicago. In addition, she is the proud founder of the multi-genre salon, Lakeside Studio, since 1995. Over the past 30 years, Beckett’s teaching style has developed as an amalgam of Molly Daniel’s Clothesline School at U Chicago, Developmental Writing theory in Adult Ed, from the National Writing Project, and from obtaining a Masters degree at Yale Drama School in Playwriting.