Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things this week:

  1. Reminder: My short story, “The Last Survivor,” will be featured in a public reading on August 18, 7 pm EDT, hosted by Press 53. The story about the last Holocaust survivor who returns to Prague to be featured in a documentary, was published in the anthology, Everywhere Stories, Volume III, in 2018 after its initial 2016 publication by Lilith. Here’s the link to register for this free event.
  2. I spent two days in an Amherst Writers & Artists online memoir retreat. What a wonderful opportunity to write together with wonderful voices while I continue to mine my own memories. Still working on my #genealogicalmemoir that may take another couple of years because of COVID-19 and inability to travel to the Old Country. A friend recommended Esther Safran Foer’s I Want You to Know We’re Still Here. I’m reading it as inspiration. I marvel as how the Yiddish “Mir zaynen do” (we’re here) becomes a mantra of Holocaust survival in song lyrics and book titles.
  3. I have two projects going to acquisitions. It’s tough knowing exactly when the committee meets–and then you hear nothing. Is it bad news? That’s what I’m thinking.

Continue to be safe, wherever you are.

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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