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Invasion on the UW Campus

This is the sixth and final in a series of short essays on the theme of “Invasions” I’ll be posting. See backstory here… -Sarah White By Dan Schuette They were on campus the year before, but this year they were even … Continue reading

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Invasion

This is the fifth in a series of short essays on the theme of “Invasions” I’ll be posting. See backstory here… -Sarah White By Kay Wiedholz As a child there was a huge box elder tree in our back yard. Each … Continue reading

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Invasion: Australia

This is the fourth in a series of short essays on the theme of “Invasions” I’ll be posting. See backstory here… -Sarah White by Jillian Hussey At the end of World War II, an exodus began from devastated Europe. Millions of … Continue reading

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Invasion: Survivor Challenge

This is the third in a series of short essays on the theme of “Invasions” I’ll be posting. See backstory here… -Sarah White By Michael Sprecher What if we humans are really a virus on the earth?  And if so, what … Continue reading

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Invasion: My Space

This is the second in a series of short essays on the theme of “Invasions” I’ll be posting. See backstory here… -Sarah White By Marie It was a Saturday in mid December 2006. I went to work like I had … Continue reading

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Invasion as writing prompt…

For the first session of a writing class, I face a challenge. What will we do with the “read and share” portion of our time? The answer I’ve come up with is to do an in-class writing exercise. We write, … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Tuscany: Florence

For the next two weeks, I will continue to publish a suite of stories I wrote about a trip to Tuscany in 1997. It began as an experiment in writing in the second person, just to see if I could … Continue reading

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The “Always” vs. the “Once”

I just wrapped up another workshop on “Start Writing Your Family History”. In the course of teaching it, I found myself burrowing for memories of the oldest ancestor I hold in living memory, my stern-but-fun Hoosier grandfather, known as Pop. Attempting … Continue reading

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Small Things

At a recent Salon at Pinney Library we had fewer readers than time slots available, so I offered a writing exercise. I asked people to think about something meaningful they have with them in the room, then challenged them to write facts (1 minute), … Continue reading

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From Cursive to Computer

There has been a lot of handwringing  about the demise of cursive writing this year. An NPR piece about it aired as I drove to teach the first session of a memoir writing workshop back in March. It inspired me … Continue reading

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