Lisa M. Russell

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Lisa M. Russell is a writer, writing instructor, and academic assistant dean. She writes micro-history books about “lost things.” She supports regional historical societies. She guested on several local television/radio programs and podcasts. Russell earned her Masters of Arts degree in professional writing from Kennesaw State University. The MAPW awarded Lisa the 2020 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Lisa teaches English full-time at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, where she serves as the Assistant Dean of English. She is a part-time professor of communication at Kennesaw State University. In her “spare-time” you can find Lisa exploring North Georgia with her micro-historic lens to discover her next “lost” story.

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Why I Teach:

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Lost Towns of North Georgia

Underwater Ghost Towns of North Georgia

Lost Mill Towns of North Georgia 

COMING in 2023!

Lost Fulton Mills

Covered Bridges of Georgia

Media Appearances:

Tedx: “Fill the Room”

Tedx Cartersville: “Fill the Room”

History: “UneXplained with William Shatner”
CNN Interview
Interview on 11 Alive
Power Play 100 Years: Lake Burton & Georgia’s Hydroelectric (GPB Documentary)
The Bitter Southerner: “Lake Nottely”
History Press with Jonny Foster “Lost and Drowned Towns”
Dead Girls Talking ‘ “Buckle Up for Underwater Ghost Towns”

Speaking to Your Group

I would love to come to speak to your group. As you can see from my events page, I am on the go across North Georgia. Please help me keep traveling Georgia speaking about North Georgia history. Consider offering an expense fee to cover my transportation when I come to your event.

If your event is outside of Metro Atlanta, consider applying for a Literary Events Grant of Georgia that will pay writers a fee to come to your event, at no cost to you. I am on the Georgia Writers Registry (GWR) . Just fill out a short application online to fund my speaking. Apply for LEGG.

Let’s keep regional history alive.
My very best to you,

Lisa M. Russell

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