Monthly Archives: January 2021

Mid-Week Field Notes

Three quick things this week: A client of mine at the Olswanger Literary LLC agency saw that my middle-grade novel in verse, 37 Days at Sea: Aboard the MS St. Louis, 1939, is on amazon for pre-sale. Thanks, Joanne Fritz! … Continue reading

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Editor’s Notebook | Lili Rosenstreich about Kalaniot Books

The Whole Megillah (TWM): Tell us about Kalaniot Books. How, when, and why was it founded? Lili Rosenstreich (LR): After a lifetime of work in the mainstream book world, my partner (in life as well as business), Mitchel Weiss and … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 3

During two of the Amherst Writers sessions I participated in last week, I drafted my second of #52snapshots. This was a different kind of essay, because it needed factual information about my ancestral shtetl of Kozlow (from a page of … Continue reading

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Thursday Links

Here are this week’s links: From The Librarians blog (thanks, Erika Dreifus!): Rebuilding Isaac Bashevis Singer’s mother’s shtetl of Bilgoraj From the Rutgers University Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life: “A Rosenberg of Any Other Name: A History … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes

Three quick things this week: For two weeks now I have set aside an hour on Fridays to engage in collage. For me, it’s a good way to end the week and get into a different headspace for Shabbos. My … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 2

My first snapshot about my paternal great-grandmother, Bryna Dvorkin Krasner, is now drafted, thanks to an Amherst Writers memoir group I’ve been writing with since August 2020. I have added portraits of her and my great-grandfather, Mordechai (Mottel) Krasner, to … Continue reading

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Thursday Links

Here are this week’s links: From the Jewish Literary Journal: “The Klezmer Clarinet” by Mel Goldberg From Creative Nonfiction: More craft webinars to come From Allison K. Williams: The Year of the Writer  From Jane Friedman: Upcoming online classes, reasonably priced … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes

Three quick things this week: My writing goals for 2021 include working on two new book-length projects, one adult hybrid of found poetry and prose and one YA historical novel in verse. To fuel inspiration, I’m going to read, read, … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 1

This week begins a new The Whole Megillah feature based on a Creative Nonfiction webinar given last week by memoirist/essayist Sonja Livingston. She titled it “52 Snapshots.” Livingston defines a snapshot as a written description of a scene or image … Continue reading

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