Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Gangs of Carmel, circa 1968

By Sarah White I began attending Carmel Junior High in September 1968, and turned 12 the next month. Difficult things to be, a twelve-year-old, a seventh-grader. In so many ways I was still a child, even though I had become … Continue reading

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“Reminiscence Bump”–interesting findings for memoir writers

One of my fearless, peerless writers told me she was suddenly experiencing panic attacks. About the same time, I came across a reference to the “Reminiscence Bump.” I think she might have bumped into it. The “Reminiscence Bump” refers to … Continue reading

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Marbles and Such

By Dan Schuette I was in fifth grade at Midvale elementary school on Madison’s west side when the annual school marbles championship was announced.  They didn’t have such a thing on the east side where I had gone to school … Continue reading

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Please help us improve lives by preserving stories

I’ve come to know some members of our community who need our help. Your small donation to the Odyssey Project, a course in the humanities for adults facing economic barriers to higher education, will help bring a writing workshop to … Continue reading

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Memoir Writers’ Story Night in Madison this Thursday!

A “Story Night” featuring readings by the South Madison Memoir Writing Workshop will take place Thursday May 19, 6:30 pm, at the  Goodman South Madison Branch Library, 2222 South Park Street. For six weeks these fearless, peerless writers laughed, cried, and wrote together. Now we’d like … Continue reading

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A writing exercise for “Meeting your Characters”

Last summer I had my first experience teaching writing without the focus on memoir, when I taught a class for Story Circle Network titled, “Summer Fun and Games for Writers.” Here is an excerpt from a lesson, followed by a … Continue reading

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All in a Day’s Work or My Life with the Italian Rotary Club

By Sarah White * * * I am taking a break from posting my childhood memoir essays to bring you this postcard from Italy, in recognition of the 20th anniversary of my travel with Rotary International’s  Group Study Exchange program. … Continue reading

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