Author Archives: firstpersonprod

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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Go small…

In a writing workshop at Pinney Library this summer, we spent one evening talking about “going small.” I set my writers an in-class challenge: seven minutes to write about something, starting with an object as the focal point. “Give us the … Continue reading

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Madison-area memoir writers: Join a workshop at Sequoya Library?

A few seats are available in “Start Writing Your Memoir” starting  September 29 at the Sequoya Branch Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd, in Madison. We’ll meet Mondays 11 am – 1 pm for 8 weeks, finishing on November 17. The workshop is free, but … Continue reading

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“Inspiring!” Fireflies at Twilight: Letters from Pat Adams

In early September I had the pleasure of welcoming a book I midwifed into the world. This is one of the great moments in the life of a personal historian. How often do any of us get to see the tangible … Continue reading

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