Author Archives: firstpersonprod

An Elegantly Simple Act

By Doug Elwell This is a work of creative non-fiction. Some names, characters, places, dialog or descriptions have been changed or added. In those cases, any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Fred … Continue reading

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The House That Jasper Built

By Kaye Ketterer This is part 2 of a 2-part reminiscence about Kaye’s childhood home. There was nothing extraordinary about the house I grew up in, yet everything about it was extra-ordinary by today’s standards. The house was built in about … Continue reading

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The Barn

By Kaye Ketterer This is part 1 of a 2-part reminiscence about Kaye’s childhood home. I am the youngest of four children who grew up on a small Wisconsin dairy farm in the 1950’s and 1960’s. My Dad was the … Continue reading

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Small Things

At a recent Salon at Pinney Library we had fewer readers than time slots available, so I offered a writing exercise. I asked people to think about something meaningful they have with them in the room, then challenged them to write facts (1 minute), … Continue reading

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Flight or Invisibility

By Diane Hughes The NPR program about the special powers of superheros bored me. I’m not a fan of superheroes but just as I was thinking of searching for the classic rock station, the guy says “So I started asking … Continue reading

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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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