Monthly Archives: May 2013

“Gesture Writing” – worthy post on NYTimes “Draft” blog

“The age-old artists’ practice of gesture drawing suggests a new practice…that can train us to “see” the whole before we write.” -Rachel Howard, in an essay in yesterday’s New York Times. Read on…

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MADISON-AREA WOMEN: It’s time to tell your story!

“We need to reclaim the word ‘feminism’. We need the word ‘feminism’ back real bad. When statistics come in saying that only 29% of American women would describe themselves as feminist – and only 42% of British women – I used … Continue reading

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The Art—and, yes, the Joy—of the Obituary: Online Workshop

“If I don’t write it down, who will know what I accomplished?” asked a participant in my first obituary-writing workshop. So many people pass through your life—but not one among them will know everything you’ve done, or felt, or valued. … Continue reading

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It’s that time again! Memoir Writers’ Story Night in South Madison

If you’re in Madison, join us for a “Story Night” featuring readings by participants in our latest South Madison Memoir Writing Workshop. We’ll share our “true stories well told” Monday May 20th at the South Madison Library. Join us for potluck (6pm) … Continue reading

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Like a Motherless Child

By Melodee K. Currier If I read one more feel-good Mother’s Day story, I think I’m going to scream!  Am I the only one who doesn’t have kind words to say about their mother? I have never called my mother … Continue reading

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Help Life Story Library Foundation win Global Digital Storytelling Challenge

“People are natural storytellers. Our culture and language are founded on the stories we tell each other.” So begins the video by Paulette Stevens, my colleague in the Association of Personal Historians. The 90-second video created by the nonprofit organization … Continue reading

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Sissy

By Doug Elwell Summer thunder rolled across the prairie in the distance—in the middle of the night. It roused me from a dreamless sleep. I lay on my back—hands behind my head—propped up on my pillow to listen. I listened, then … Continue reading

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