Monthly Archives: August 2022

Mid-Week Field Notes–August 17, 2022

Some very quick things: I did it! I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation, “Family, Survival, and Hope: The Persistence of Resistance and Rescue in North American Holocaust Literature for Children and Teens, 1940-2020.” I graduate with my Ph.D. in Holocaust … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 32–What You Wanted as a Kid But Didn’t Get

This week’s prompt asks us to write about the things we wanted as kids but didn’t get. My twin and I had our designated space in the “back-back” of the family station wagon. We loved to sit facing out and … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–August 10, 2022

Some very quick things: How do you decide whether to send work to literary journal general submissions to enter contests? This is something I’m grappling with right now. The contest I have in mind has a deadline of February 1, … Continue reading

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Two-in-One Author’s Notebook | A Visit to Moscow with Author Anna Olswanger and Illustrator Yevgenia Nayberg

Olswanger, Anna. A Visit to Moscow. Illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg. Berkeley, CA: WestMargin Press, 2022, 72 pp. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What prompted the form of a graphic novel for you? Anna Olswanger (AO): As soon as I entered grade … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 31–Lost & Found

This week prompts what we’ve lost and what we’ve found. I sort of ignored the first part and decided to focus on a time around 1967 when I saw my father start to drown in the pool of Boston’s Midtown … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–August 3, 2022

Some very quick things: I finished the first draft of my next historical novel in verse and have sent it on to my poetry mentor and the historical subject matter expert. I hope to get feedback by mid-month so I … Continue reading

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