Author Archives: Barbara Krasner

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.

Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: Each day brings new writing opportunities into my email inbox whether from Amherst Writers & Artists group leaders, past workshop leaders, or more formal organizations such as Writers Studio. I toyed with the idea of signing up … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: Several writing instructors are now offering free online writing sessions to help us all deal with these trying times of the coronavirus. Check your local area for these, especially those affiliated with the Amherst Writers & Artists … Continue reading

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Announcing the First Annual “Chaiku” Contest | Guest Post by Amy Losak

About a year and a half ago, thanks to the connective power of social media, several accomplished and award-winning Jewish women’s authors of books for children decided to form a group: The Book Meshuggenahs! We now have 16 members, and … Continue reading

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2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour | Final Stop

  You’ve now come to the final stop along the 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award blog tour, the culmination of a full week of insightful and inspiring award-winning author and illustrator interviews. Read about the blog tour and all 2020 … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: I had grand plans to work on my genealogical memoir by taking a Creative Nonfiction advanced memoir class. But that was before the semester started. I just can’t get into my personal writing space at the moment … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | How to Write Compelling Stories from Family History by Annette Gendler

Gendler, Annette. How to Write Compelling Stories from Family History. 2019, $8.95 The Whole Megillah (TWM): What prompted your interest in your own family’s history? Annette Gendler (AG): Two things: When I fell in love with a Jewish man in … Continue reading

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AJL Announces 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Awards

For More Information Contact: Rebecca Levitan, Chair Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee Association of Jewish Libraries http://www.sydneytaylorbookawards.org sydneytaylorbookaward@jewishlibraries.org January 27, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners Announced Winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award were … Continue reading

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