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: I am saddened and horrified by the circumstances and outcome of yesterday’s Jersey City shooting. I grew up in the same county. On a more positive note, I have now read two paragraphs of a Sholom Aleichem … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: I’m happy to announce that a short story being published by the literary magazine of Mercer County Community College, The Kelsey Review, has been nominated for a Pushcart. The story is based on the man who sat … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: Let poetry inspire your writing. See the interview with Devora Busheri about her use of Hayyim Bialik’s poetry in her new picture book, In the Jerusalem Forest (Kar-Ben, 2019). Are any of you participating in Nanowrimo? I … Continue reading

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Two-in-One Author’s Notebook | In the Jerusalem Forest by Devora Busheri and illustrated by Noa Kelner

In the Jerusalem Forest by Devora Busheri and illustrated by Noa Kelner, 32 pp., Kar-Ben Publishing, 2019. Israel-based Devora and I met as inaugural fellows at the 2017 Jewish Children’s Literature Tent at the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA. The … Continue reading

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Poet’s Notebook | Birthright by Erika Dreifus

Dreifus, Erika. Birthright: Poems. American Fork, Utah: Kelsay Books, 2019. 86 pp., $17.00. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What motivated you to create a poetry collection? Erika Dreifus (ED): I’m not at all certain that it’s something I set out to … Continue reading

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New Writing Classes from The Whole Megillah

The Whole Megillah is proud to announce online writing classes to take your writing to new heights: It Could Be Verse Workshop Putting the Past on the Page Workshop Each workshop includes a set of weekly prompts. Participants post their … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: Stay tuned for an announcement later this week from The Whole Megillah about forthcoming online classes and workshops. One of them could be just the thing you’re looking for to take your writing to the next level. … Continue reading

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