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Mid-Week Field Notes–September 29, 2021

Some very quick things: Just a few days left to register: Holocaust Resistance as Art, sponsored by the Mercer Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Education Center. I’m presenting workshops this weekend at the annual Amherst Writers & Artists Professional Development … 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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Mid-Week Field Notes–August 4, 2021

Some quick things: My #52snapshot-turned-essay, “An American Constellation,” was published August 1 by the Jewish Literary Journal. It’s about my paternal immigrant grandmother and her three sons in the Armed Forces during World War II. I’ll be leading a workshop … 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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Mid-Week Field Notes | May 5, 2021

A few quick things this week: In May, I engage in three new generative writing programs: A three-week class at the Montclair Adult School via Zoom in braided essays, taught by my “landsman” Marian Calabro, to whom I credit my … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes | April 28, 2021

Three quick things this week: I have signed the contract for my bio in verse and have completed the revisions. As soon as I’m able, I’ll announce the work. Meanwhile, I’ve joined a novel-writing Amherst Writers & Artists group for … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 17

I didn’t really generate any new work last week. I started to write about the bedroom my twin sister and I shared in our childhood home, but it wasn’t very interesting. It hasn’t so far sparked any revelations, and that’s … Continue reading

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