Mid-Week Field Notes–March 2, 2022

Field Notes

Some very quick things:

  1. Mason Street, the literary journal of the Newark (NJ) Public Library, has accepted two of my poems, “At the Kitchen Table” and “Homage to My Hometown” for its upcoming Home issue to be published mid-month. That library holds a special place for me. As a teen, I conducted research there for term papers. As an adult, my father took me there so I could research our family history in the New Jersey room. My Krasner/Dvorkin family settled in Newark from Borisov, Minsk Gubernia.
  2. I have changed the branding of my memoir and family history newsletter to Writing the Past. The issue released yesterday includes an interview with prize-winning memoirist Sonja Livingston, author of Fifty-Two Snapshots: A Memoir Starter Kit. I’ve been using this book of prompts to pen short essays and blog about them at The Whole Megillah on Fridays. If you’re interested in the newsletter, please send an email to barbaradkrasner(at)gmail(dot)com.
  3. Join guest speakers Dr. Victoria Khiterer (Millersville University) and Dr. Steven Turner (Gesher Galicia) for a discussion on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, March 9, 1-2 pm ET.

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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