Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ben’s Barber Shop

By Sara Williams The first time I walked into Ben’s Barbershop on a Saturday morning, 5-year-old Sean in tow, I was engulfed in a moment of mild panic.   All conversation stopped, all eyes were on us.   I hadn’t known that … Continue reading

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Hey Buddy, can you spare some human rights?

Founded in 2007, Blog Action Day brings together bloggers from different countries, interests and languages to blog about one important global topic on the same day. Today’s the day, and global human rights is the topic.  Amnesty International is Blog … Continue reading

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Launch of “First Monday First Person” Salon a Blast!

On Monday night my new monthly salon for life story writers convened for the first time. Such stories! I’ll be asking those who read from their memoirs to allow me to publish their essays on “True Stories Well Told” so those of … Continue reading

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Denis LeDoux says, “Don’t De-value Your Characters”

I’ve been talking about character as an aspect of memoir writing in my workshops this fall, so this recent blog post by my colleague Denis LeDoux of The Memoir Network caught my eye. He is the author of Turning Memories … Continue reading

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How About Some Human Rights?

Calling all writers of “True Stories Well Told” who might want to contribute to what I post on October 16, Blog Action Day. What’s that, you ask? “Founded in 2007, Blog Action Day brings together bloggers from different countries, interests … Continue reading

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“First Monday, First Person” Salon begins next Monday night!

My new monthly salon, called “First Monday, First Person,” begins next Monday night. Thanks to the support of the Goodman South Madison Library, this will be a free monthly event. “First Monday, First Person” A Memoir Writers’ Monthly Salon Share … Continue reading

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