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: Stay tuned for the September 18 launch of a new writing program from The Whole Megillah. It’s called Writing Chai, an eighteen-month program of writing prompts and sharing with an intense eighteen days of prompts starting December … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | The Book of Jeremiah by Julie Zuckerman

Zuckerman, Julie. The Book of Jeremiah: A Novel in Stories. Winston-Salem, NC: Press 53, 2019. 190 pp., $17.95. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What motivated this collection of linked short stories? Julie Zuckerman (JZ): The Book of Jeremiah started with one … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: Some writer pals and I agreed today to meet up every August to write together at a retreat starting in 2020. Does anyone else do something like this? I’ll be taking a beginning Yiddish class this fall … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: I wrote with an AWA group on Saturday and came up with two new poems for my YA work in progress. There is an opening in the next cycle of The Whole Megillah Online Fiction Workshop. The … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Rachel’s Roses by Ferida Wolff

Ferida Wolff, Rachel’s Roses, illustrated by Margeaux Lucas. New York: Holiday House, Available August  20, 2019. 112 pages. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What motivated you to write Rachel’s Roses? Ferida Wolff (FW): I was telling a friend about how my … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: Word to the Wise: Beware of one-person publishing houses. ‘Nuff said. I’m trying to figure out the marketability of a YA novel I bill as “Pride & Prejudice Meets the Shtetl.” Your thoughts? The year is 1913. … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: I didn’t expect to write poetry during my PhD class this week, but I am! It’s kind of ekphrastic based on sculpture, painting, photography as well as on music, particularly the sound of the oboe. I may … Continue reading

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