Monthly Archives: April 2014

11th Annual Celebration of Writing! + Open Mic

May’s “First Monday, First Person” salon morphs into the Goodman South Madison Branch Library’s Annual Celebration of Writing on Monday night, May 5th. If you are in Madison, join us and enjoy the writing talents of our community!   p.s. Thank you, … Continue reading

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Listen Up: The Art of Personal History Interviewing by Paula Stahel

Paula Stahel is a personal historian and the author of Listen Up!: The Art of Interviewing for Personal History, which she self-published in 2013 just in time for the Association of Personal Historians conference, where I purchased a copy. Paula … Continue reading

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Send me your travel essays

Let’s celebrate spring with some vicarious wanderlust! For the next couple of months, I will feature travel essays from my life and others’ — that is, if you send me something! My life as a traveler began with a family … Continue reading

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New workshops scheduled for Spring-Summer 2014

Check out my “Upcoming Workshops” page here for info on… “A Celebration of Writing” — Replacing the May “First Monday, First Person” Salon, this event begins at 6pm with light refreshments. Monday May 5th, 6pm – 8pm. For Personal Historians: Write Your Travel Memoirs … Continue reading

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David Brooks on “What Suffering Does”

I’m preparing to teach next week on writing to heal, a subject on which my thoughts have yet to settle into a “set piece.” A couple of months back I posted about Jessica Handler’s book Braving the Fire, an excellent guide to writing … Continue reading

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Finding Where to Start

This story takes place 35 years ago almost to the day. Join us for First Monday First Person, my memoir writers’ salon, at the Goodman South Madison Branch Library on Monday, April 7th at 6pm. – – – In 1978, my … Continue reading

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