Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things this week:

  1. Two new picture book biography critique groups have now formed. Now I’m looking to start a group for memoir/essay and another group for short fiction to get underway after the holidays. If interested, please comment below.
  2. Cycle 18 of The Whole Megillah’s online fiction-writing studio starts September 16. We write on a private Facebook page with weekly prompts for six weeks. If interested, please comment below.
  3. Want to know more about your writing voice? Write your own version of the following by Donald Murray in “All Writing Is Autobiographical”: “My voice is the product of Scottish genes and a Yankee environment, of Baptist sermons and the newspaper city room, of all the language I have heard and spoken.” My version goes something like this: My voice is the space between wooden shtetl slats, of ancestral specters lost to the Holocaust, of all the languages I have learned that my ancestors once spoke, of my othered upbringing in a north Jersey town where life revolved around the shul.

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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7 Responses to Mid-Week Notes

  1. 3/ You have a powerful writing voice & shows in your statement, Barbara.
    1/ intersted in knowing details when decided of mem. c.g. when developed – thank you – jga

  2. Joan Sidney says:

    You sure keep busy!

    On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 9:14 AM The Whole Megillah wrote:

    > Barbara Krasner posted: “Three quick things this week: Two new picture > book biography critique groups have now formed. Now I’m looking to start a > group for memoir/essay and another group for short fiction to get underway > after the holidays. If interested, please comment belo” >

  3. Susan Tarcov says:

    I would be interested in a picture book biography critique group. Are these groups still looking for members?

  4. Myra Sanderman says:

    What are your plans for a memoir/essay writing class? Frequency? Cost? I’m interested.

    • Hi, Myra,
      I’d love to set up a class. I’ll need more than one person, though. It would be for five weeks, a weekly “Zoom” call for two hours, $225. I had planned it for Wednesday mornings at 10 am.
      Still interested?
      Barb

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