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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things this week: I’ve been accepted into the Southampton Children’s Lit Conference Graphic Novels Workshop. Ordinarily, I would never have applied because of the cost. But in this COVID world, I can participate virtually for a fraction of … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

One quick thing this week: Even if we’re not able to travel, we might still be able to stage our own mini writing retreats at home. Essential to this experience is a set of books to have on hand for … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: There’s still time to join us this Sunday for the five-week Writing Chai writing sessions. Write me at barbarakrasner(at)att(dot)net for details. I’ve been reading Elizabeth George’s new novel-writing craft book, Mastering the Process: From Idea to Novel, … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: There’s still time to join us this Sunday for a free introductory session using the Amherst Writers method of time-based prompts. This method has led me to generate fluid writing without my inner critique butting in. See … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: Yesterday I announced Writing Chai Studio with a free introductory session and three new summer writing workshops.  Please check it out! I attended a wonderful poetry reading last night sponsored by CavanKerry Press. The Whole Megillah subscriber … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: I’ve been participating in Amherst Writers & Artists Write Around the World fundraising event. I’ve written in two events so far and have coming up later this week. I’ve written some poetry and started a new short … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: I’ve been listening to some free Highlights Foundation craft sessions. I found the one with award-winning poet and picture book author Lesléa Newman particularly inspiring. Check them out. I decided this week to be kinder to myself. … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: I’m now exploring Sol Stein’s craft book, Stein on Writing. It’s a good refresher. Though funds may disappear as a result of COVID-19-induced university cuts, I’ve signed up for several Amherst Writers & Artists generative writing sessions, … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: I have officially begun to translate Yiddish poetry. I’m starting with short poems of Rayzl Zhikhlinsky. Only two more Yiddish classes left this semester. My paper proposal, “Faceless: Dehumanization of Holocaust Perpetrators in Children’s Picture Books,” has … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: Chag Sameach! A zisen Pesach! We may be conducting a Seder with family through Zoom or braving it alone, but hey, we as a people have been through worse. Are you keeping any kind of COVID-19 journal? … Continue reading

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