Some very quick things:
- My 2021 exploration into #52snapshots has ended. I still have plenty of material to work with and plan to tackle revisions through my Writing Family History generative writing sessions that start January 9.
- One of the snapshots, “Black Taffeta,” appeared in the Kelsey Review, a literary magazine published by Mercer County Community College.
- I’ve done my year-end writing assessment! I plan to continue to write memoir/creative nonfiction essays and poetry while also working on, most importantly, my latest novel in verse. I’ll lean into as many Amherst Writers sessions as possible. I also plan to send out my work once a month. I’ve started an online group to do this.
- There are still spaces in the StoryScapes memoir writing workshop that starts January 8 from 11 am to 1 pm, Eastern. We’ll be writing to timed prompts and providing feedback using the Amherst Writers & Artists method about what’s strong and memorable. Please comment below if interested in either workshop.
- Save the date: January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Join me in a commemorative event via Zoom (5 pm ET) at the Mercer Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Education Center, where we’ll be hosting a panel of former hidden children from Belgium, the Netherlands, and France.