Monthly Archives: March 2015

Madison Area Memoirists: Anybody up for “writing attack” on Mad Rollin’ Dolls?

Roller skates were a really big part of my childhood. At the rink, on the sidewalks, all around the town, skates were how I rolled. One reverberation of that roller rumble and I’m back there again. A while back I got invited … Continue reading

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The Underpants

ourBy Katie Ravich  I wrote this piece during a writing workshop given by Lynda Barry. The first step was to write about a memorable object. This appears in the third paragraph of this piece. The memorable object was a pair … Continue reading

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I Am Curious…. Orange

The Irish celebrate their St. Patrick today, and everyone who likes anything about Ireland will raise a glass of green beer, sing along to a lilting ditty or two, and romance the history of the oppressed. As a descendant of a Belfast Scotsman, I always find … Continue reading

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To improve your writing, get specific

My memoir writing workshop spring season starts up this week. (If South Madison is convenient for you, there are still a few seats in the house for Thursday 6:00-7:45, 8-week workshop.) I will share some writing tips here to complement the workshop … Continue reading

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Celebrate International Women’s Day!

Three years ago I blogged here about my personal connection to International Women’s Day. What started as a Socialist political event has evolved into a a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements–in Europe, anyway. USA–not so much. Let’s change that! I … Continue reading

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The Dawn Wall and the Sunset Wall

By Sarah White Earlier this winter I was captivated by the exploits of two young men free-climbing the south face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, known as the Dawn Wall. After 19 days on the mountain, Tommy Caldwell and … Continue reading

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