Author Archives: firstpersonprod

News from “Mountain Girl” Stephanie Kadel Taras

I received this email from my APH colleague Stephanie Kadel Taras, author of Mountain Girls, this morning. I posted an interview and excerpt from her book earlier this year. I’m pleased to share her news! -Sarah White Hello friends! I’m excited … Continue reading

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Local memoir writers: help me decide!

Help me make a decision! I’m trying to choose between two different  time slots at the Sequoya Library for a 6-week memoir workshop starting in late September 2014. Would you be more likely to come at the same time as my previous Sequoya … Continue reading

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My “Writer in Residency” at Costco

This spring I got an email from the publisher of my oral history book, Madison Women Remember Growing Up in Wisconsin’s Capital. They were planning a book signing for Father’s Day for their local authors. Would I be interested in … Continue reading

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A Boy with a Hammer Does His Part

By  Lawrence Landwehr  Ever since my mother and I had come to live with her parents on their farm and ranch, I had access to small hand tools such as hand saws, pliers, wrenches, etc. As a boy, the tool … Continue reading

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My Lost Cursive (and so much more)

Recalling last spring’s “from cursive to computer” writing prompt caused me to recall my own rocky history with cursive writing–and so much more. -Sarah White I was born in October of 1956. For first grade, my parents chose for me St. Richard’s … Continue reading

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From Cursive to Computer

There has been a lot of handwringing  about the demise of cursive writing this year. An NPR piece about it aired as I drove to teach the first session of a memoir writing workshop back in March. It inspired me … Continue reading

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In Madison? Accelerate your memoir writing in August

I am offering a “lite” version of my “Start Writing Your Memoir” workshop later this summer. We will meet for 5 nights July 31 through August 28, 6:45pm-8:45pm at Pinney Branch Library, 204 Cottage Grove Rd. For a description of the … Continue reading

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Luigi and the Signora

The season of vicarious wanderlust concludes with this tale from one afternoon in Venice,  early March 2001. By Sarah White Moving through the tiny alleys, bursting into squares that are not square but multi-sided, we walked the labyrinth, all six … Continue reading

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Underwater Surprises

The season of vicarious wanderlust on True Stories Well Told rolls on through end of June. By Rita Nygren Not far from Cake, Alaska, we woke up at 4am to the sound of a dozen eagles yelling at each other as they … Continue reading

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Journal of a Camp Host: Excerpts

The season of vicarious wanderlust on True Stories Well Told rolls on through end of June. by MC Hansen Excerpts from the book Journal of a Camp Host Dec. 21-First Day of Winter Who would have thought a year ago (when we were … Continue reading

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