Anne D. LeClaire
A former actor, print journalist and radio broadcaster, Anne LeClaire is an award-winning memoirist and the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of eight novels which have been published in twenty-four countries and three of which have been optioned for films. She is a frequent speaker at colleges and universities, public and private schools, religious retreats and corporate events and has been the keynote speaker for a number of national associations. She teaches creative writing workshops and silent retreats in the United States and in a variety of international venues and has been a visiting lecturer at Mt Holyoke College, The University of Tennessee, and Columbia College. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the Ragdale Foundation.
When asked why she dedicates time and money to WE CAN, her answer is simple: “The mission of WE CAN is both inspirational and practical. We are each other’s keeper. What is good for any one of us is good for the collective, and for healthy community it is imperative that we think and act in support of this idea.”
For the past five years, Anne has been the Program Chair and Emcee for WE CAN's annual "A Day of Words, Wit, and Wisdom." The mother of an adult son and daughter, she lives in South Chatham with her husband, Hillary.