Monthly Archives: November 2013

November 29: Listen to Your Family’s Oral History

For several years now, Storycorps has encouraged us to use the day after Thanksgiving to listen, instead of shop. This “National Day of Listening” recognizes that we need to make time to honor our loved ones through listening. “It’s the … Continue reading

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Looking for Stories that Teach Life Lessons

A colleague of mine in the Association of Personal Historians, Paul Smith of Lead With a Story,  is looking for stories that are vehicles for values. Here’s Paul’s story: I’m a writer and storyteller like many of you. I’m under … Continue reading

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Sarah White Interviews Jerry Waxler, part 2

Part 2 of 2 In part 1, Jerry and I discussed the evolution of his thoughts on memoir and the insight that we are in the midst of a “memoir revolution.” In part 2 Jerry and I explore memoir’s organizing … Continue reading

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Sarah White Interviews Jerry Waxler, author of “Memoir Revolution”

I am at the Association of Personal Historians annual board meeting and conference in Bethesda November 7-12. Maybe you’ll find me live-blogging from Bethesda, if time permits and ideas emerge. In case they don’t, I’ve prepared a two-part interview with … Continue reading

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The Caves of the Witches

By Sarah White In 1997 the Day of the Dead (November 2) found me entombed in a prehistoric chamber in Sardinia with a small posse of friends. My husband Jim, our best friend Scott, and I had just spent a … Continue reading

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Next “First Monday, First Person” Salon meets December 2

“First Monday, First Person”–A Memoir Writers’ Monthly Salon December 2,  6pm – 7:45pm Goodman South Madison Branch Library 2222 S Park St, Madison, WI Sign up on arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as … Continue reading

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