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Mid-Week Field Notes–January 26, 2022

Some very quick things: I’ve been highly distracted by an auto-immune skin disease, that despite various treatments, continues to spread as a rash and create erosive legions. Each day is a new nightmare. Overnight it has affected my eyes, fingers, … Continue reading

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2022 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced

This morning the Association of Jewish Libraries issued a press release announcing the winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Awards. Congratulations to all the gold medal, silver medal, and notable books and their authors. 2022 Sydney Taylor Book, Manuscript, … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 3, What You Don’t See about Me

Week 3’s #52snapshots prompt is about what others don’t know or can’t see about you. My first draft was about all missing organs: tonsils, two parathyroid glands, female parts, and gall bladder. But as I was writing about the gall … Continue reading

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2021 National Jewish Book Awards Announced

Today the Jewish Book Council announced winners and finalists of its National Jewish Book Awards. For the entire press release and list, click here. Mazel tov to all winners and finalists! Children’s Pic­ture Book Win­ner: Dear Mr. Dickens  Nan­cy Churnin, illus­trat­ed … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–January 19, 2022

Some very quick things: The first issue of The Sepia Chronicles | Writing the Past went out on Sunday. If interested in subscribing to this or the writing family history and memoir newsletter, please either comment below or send an … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 2, I Remember

Saturday night trips for books and records Week 2’s #52snapshots prompt is about “I Remember.” I made a list of things I remembered with a time limit of five minutes. The items revolved around trips with my father. I don’t … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–January 12, 2022

Some very quick things: I’ve been accepted into the Kenyon Review writing session for teachers and adjuncts later this month. I’m thrilled to be writing with other educators under the auspices of a literary journal I revere. The Sepia Chronicles … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 1, My Name

Instead of marking #52snapshots as a 2021 done deal, I decided for 2022 I would follow Sonja Livingston’s 52 prompts exactly as laid out in Fifty-Two Snapshots: A Memoir Starter Kit. By the end of the year, I should have … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–January 5, 2022

Some very quick things: I have decided on a different #52snapshot journey for 2022. I will write to a different prompt from Sonja Livingston‘s Fifty-Two Snapshots: A Memoir Starter Kit each Friday and blog about the process and insights. I … Continue reading

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