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#52snapshots–Weeks 36-41

Since the fall semester started, I haven’t been doing much with #52snapshots other than recommend Sonja Livingston’s book to other aspiring memoirists. But I did give a virtual workshop last weekend at the Amherst Writers & Artists Professional Development Conference … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 35

Because I’ve been working on my doctoral dissertation in these last few days before the fall semester, I’ve not really written anything creatively. I received a rejection of my Avram Mendel piece this morning after submitting to that journal fourteen … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 34

Last week I heard back from the National Archives through my Freedom of Information Act request: no documentation available about the detention of my great-grandparents Krasner at Ellis Island in May 1901. I did not write anything new or revise … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 33

Last week I did some generative writing about the clothes I made during high school and after college. I started making field notes in Evernote to capture sewing-related word lists and a list of all the outfits I could remember. … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 32

Last week I took my rough draft essay about my mother’s maternal grandmother, Esther Toby, through the revision process. I was able to do some additional writing to deepen the piece. This Week I’d like to turn my attention to … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 31

I am going to be focusing on revising some of my essays for the next few weeks instead of creating new material. The seven-day revision program, designed and delivered by Emily Stoddard (of Voice and Vessel), an Amherst Writers & … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 30

True to my word, I did write about Morduch Krasner, my great-grandfather. It was an interesting journey through his documentation. There’s a family through Ancestry.com that insists is related to him through a sister, but I have no DNA connection … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 29

Last week I said I would write about Chaim Joseph Entel, my mother’s maternal grandfather, and so I did. What I wrote was clearly speculative and I’m enjoying imagining the personalities of my ancestors. I’d share a photo of him, … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 28

I’m getting increasingly into “speculative memoir,” that is, at least in my case, writing about ancestors I never knew. I’m not much for writing about myself in memoir format, but a pop-up session last week by Emily Stoddard at Voice … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 27

Good news! The first of #52snapshots, the one called “Black Taffeta” about my father’s paternal grandmother and my namesake, Bryna Krasner, has been accepted for Fall 2021 publication by The Kelsey Review. This is the only journal I submitted it … Continue reading

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