Dawn Duncan is a published author, writer, editor, and artist whose mission is to showcase her creativity while also helping others unleash their own talents. Known for her engaging courses, classes, and retreats, Dawn connects individuals and groups to their intrinsic creativity through multiple activities and mediums.
An experienced facilitator of Julia Cameron's work, The Artist's Way, Dawn also teaches classes in painting, drawing, crafts, writing, and more. Her students have gone on to publish and feature their work, start businesses, and gain confidence and healing through art.
Dawn is a native of Minnesota and graduate of the University of North Dakota where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English prior to moving to Colorado in 1994. Since 2022, she has been acquiring training and certifications in various types of art and creativity coaching.
In the fall of 2020, Dawn and her husband moved to her home state and currently reside in Detroit Lakes, MN where they are active community members, contributing to various causes, including the Humane Society of the Lakes, Propel DL, Polar Fest, Lakes Pet Fest, Lakes Area Boxing Club, Lakes Region Builders Association, and more. She is an active alumna of Delta Gamma and serves as the Advisory Team Chairperson (ATC) for the University of North Dakota's collegiate chapter while participating in the area alumnae association.
In 2022, Dawn founded Yellowbright Press and published her first children's book, Serpahina the Ballerina, which was illustrated by Detroit Lakes, MN artist, Anna Lassonde (Jollybird Studio).
Also that year, Dawn became the Managing Editor of two magazines published in Minnesota: Lake & Home (featuring luxury properties in Northern Minnesota lakes country), and Area Woman (39-year publication featuring women of the Fargo/Moorhead area).
In her free time, Dawn is a licensed dance fitness instructor for XaBeat and Zumba, an avid yogi, and a nature and animal lover. She cross-country skis, snowshoes, hikes, bikes, and kayaks, along with traveling. You'll find her in the woods year-round, in the dance and yoga studios, or busy creating art and spending time with Reva Evangeline, her beloved German Shepherd Dog.
Photo by Bob Younger Images, Fort Collins, Colorado
For me, writing comes naturally. That is why I love to help others in their pursuit of finding the right words, whether its in their marketing message, their personal correspondence and announcements, articles, press releases, memoirs, or anywhere that words will make an impact. I am an intuitive listener, storyteller, and inspired being who believes in the creative life, entrepreneurship, and bringing voices to the forefront through the beauty and magic of the written word. Tap in....I am ready to write!