Author Archives: firstpersonprod

It’s a small thing

“It’s open, Mamaw! Halloween Express is open. We have to stop and buy my costume,” exclaimed my five-year old grandson as I navigated the rush hour traffic on Verona Road. “Stop, Mamaw, stop!” implored my grandson as we drove right … Continue reading

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“Writing Through Grief” with Jessica Handler

One of the workshops at the APH Conference (#aph2014) was presented by Jessica Handler, to whom I was introduced by mutual friend Audrey Galex earlier this year. I suggested Jessica submit a workshop proposal based on her teaching and book,  Braving the Fire. She … Continue reading

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Scenes from Association of Personal Historians Annual Conference

Dateline St. Louis – I’m at the Association of Personal Historians annual conference this week, and as president, it is a busy and exciting event for me! I’ve been too busy to post the next “true story well told” I … Continue reading

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The Light of Cancer

By Mary Joan Nastri I ran a red light, late one August evening. Couldn’t sleep, so I took myself for a ride. I felt as singular on the road as I felt sitting in the doctor’s office, with my family, … Continue reading

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Our stories: how we change the world

Thank you to everyone who came to First Monday, First Person’s First Anniversary earlier this week, and to those of you who sent warm wishes to our merry band. On Monday night I was reminded again why I call these … Continue reading

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First Monday, First Person, First Anniversary Oct 6th!

  “First Monday, First Person” – A Memoir Writers’ Monthly Salon – celebrates its First Anniversary on Monday, October 6th,  6pm – 7:45pm, at the Goodman South Madison Branch Library, 2222 S Park St, Madison. Enjoy light refreshments, then share and critique writing in … Continue reading

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Shooting at the Baltimore Catechism

By Doug Elwell This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or not, is entirely coincidental. Hi … Continue reading

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