Mid-Week Field Notes–May 25, 2022

Field Notes

Some very quick things:

  1. Final Stretch! Comments on my dissertation have now come in on from all three readers. A diverse set of comments. I hope to get the next iteration of the dissertation out very soon. The title is now “Family, Survival, and Hope: The Persistence of Resistance and Rescue in North American Children’s Holocaust Literature, 1940-2020.”
  2. I’ll be presenting a version of the dissertation at the Association of Jewish Libraries conference on June 27.
  3. I attended the meeting of the Amherst Writers & Artists Northeast Chapter over the weekend where the focus was on turning memoir into fiction. We were given certain situations and we had to use an object from our writing desks. My object was a collage of my great-grandmother. My situation was a 75-year-old man unpacking in a Paris hotel. What fun this was! I haven’t written fiction prose in a while and now I can recall how much I like it.

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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3 Responses to Mid-Week Field Notes–May 25, 2022

  1. steve pollack says:

    Loved your poem in Poetica, “Yiddish is not the Language of the Dead”. Yasher Koach!

  2. sheilaklewis says:

    I love all that is coming to you, and the feat of dissertation – can imagine it must be long, hard work. Great to hear your field notes. Always enjoy and recommend the Megillah to fellow travelers in writing and Jewish kid-lit space. Good thinking and words so needed now. be well!

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