Category Archives: Guest writer

“The Kid Kit: All you need to interview your grandparents” from Dawn Roode

I’ve found a partial solution to how to blog while experiencing a COVID-19 pandemic-related form of writers’ block: I’m sharing resources offered by friends/colleagues who are finding their own ways to help “ordinary” people cope in such an extraordinary time. … Continue reading

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Loss and Love in the Time of Covid

This essay by my MFA colleague Esmeralda Cabal is republished with permission from Understorey Magazine, where it recently appeared. Understorey provides an accessible and aesthetically beautiful venue that illuminates the life experiences f writers and artists in Canada who identify … Continue reading

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Reflections on 19 episodes, 1.5 years, and a true story, well told

Starting August 2018, Suzy Beal’s family adventure has been unfolding here, one chapter each month through February 2020–19 episodes in all. And what an adventure! In 1961, teenage Suzy’s family moved to Europe, built a sailboat, and took up life … Continue reading

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The School of Hard Knocks

By Melodee Leven Currier   I loved school and did well – until the third grade — when I was traumatized by my teacher.   As she walked around the classroom she would stop at my desk and plink my head … Continue reading

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Living Aboard

This is the 19th and final episode of a travel memoir that is unfolding, one chapter each month, here on True Stories Well Told, about teenage Suzy’s family move to Europe to build a sailboat and takes up life on … Continue reading

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It Is What It Is

By Christel Preuss She was our next door neighbor, when my husband and I and our three young children moved into our house, back in 1991. At the time I was 35 and she seemed “old”; she had just retired … Continue reading

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Hungover: A Madison Story Slam Baptism

I posted last week about my first Moth story slam experience. I asked Linda Lenzke to share her experience with readers as well–and she agreed. Have you participated in a Story Slam? Share your experience here! See guest writer’s guidelines. … Continue reading

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