Tag Archives: Sonja Livingston

#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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#52snapshots–Week 11

I have a bit of a sketch about my great-uncle Meyer Krasner. I’ve been thinking about his possible attention to detail and precision as a tailor. His grandson tells me he’d been known to make himself a ham sandwich when … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 9

In 2018 I attended two memoir-writing sessions at the Princeton Library given by well-known memoirist Mimi Schwartz, author of When History Is Personal and co-author with Sondra Perl of Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction, Second Edition. … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 8

In the generative memoir writing group I’ve been with since August, I found myself inspired by the prompt I gave, pulled from Sonja Livingston’s 52 Snapshots, about what’s lost and what’s found. I thought about Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art,” and … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 6

Last week I wrote about my grandfather’s house a block away from where I lived. I basically wrote a genealogy of the house, using city directories to identify previous owners as far back as 1915. I used a frame of … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 1

This week begins a new The Whole Megillah feature based on a Creative Nonfiction webinar given last week by memoirist/essayist Sonja Livingston. She titled it “52 Snapshots.” Livingston defines a snapshot as a written description of a scene or image … Continue reading

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