Tag Archives: Emily Stoddard

#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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Mid-Week Field Notes | July 28, 2021

Some quick things: One of my #52snapshots, “An American Constellation,” about my paternal grandmother and her three sons in the American armed forces during World War II, will appear next week in the Jewish Literary Journal. I will send out … 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 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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Mid-Week Notes

Five quick things this week: It’s around this time of year I begin to reflect on the year’s accomplishments and goals for the year ahead. Here’s an interesting freewrite exercise: Your future self pays you a visit to tell you … Continue reading

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