Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things:

  1. I thought I had an academic journal article due by June 1. Turns out it’s due late September. After reading three articles by Eliyana Adler, I am so glad I have more time. While I focused on memorial books as a source, she focused on USC Shoah Foundation testimonies. I went on that website last night and found testimonies about my maternal ancestral home, some of which will help my article. These testimonies will also help me understand what happened to members of my own family.
  2. I’m writing a chapter for a book about Atrocity in Children’s Literature. My chapter is about the changing nature of Holocaust children’s literature. I’ve identified 12 categories that align with genocidal stages. Using nifty qualitative software for content analysis, I also identified that survival and family are two major themes. Stay tuned to an upcoming The Whole Megillah interview with a seasoned Holocaust writer to see how she nailed those two themes.
  3. If you need time and space to write without worrying about cooking and cleaning, why not write in a fully-equipped cabin and dine with fellow writers? (You could even take your meals back to your cabin, if you want to.) Check out the Unworkshops at the Highlights Foundation Barn. You don’t need to be a children’s writer. I actually finished my master’s thesis at an Unworkshop.

That’s it for this week. Have a good one.

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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1 Response to Mid-Week Notes

  1. An Unworkshop sounds really good. One of these days… You have some interesting projects going on.

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