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Mid-Week Field Notes–June 15, 2022

Some very quick things: One of the things I learned at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum faculty seminar in the last two weeks was how to read and analyze photographs. I used the methodology this past Sunday with my Writing … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–February 2, 2022

Some very quick things: Saturday was the first day I was able to write about anything other than my skin disease. I am grateful! There is room in the Tuesday 2-4 pm ET Writing Family History workshop. Email barbaradkrasner(at)gmail(dot)com for … 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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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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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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Mid-Week Field Notes–December 29, 2021

Some very quick things: My 2021 exploration into #52snapshots has ended. I still have plenty of material to work with and plan to tackle revisions through my Writing Family History generative writing sessions that start January 9. One of the … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–December 22, 2021

Some very quick things: It’s official! My third novel in verse, Camp Nordland, was sold in an exclusive submission to Carolyn Yoder at Calkins Creek, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers. The announcement appeared in both Publishers Marketplace … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 49-50

I’m exploring sibling relationships in some new poetry writing. I came across this interview with poet Emma Hines in Ploughshares. But I also began to write a new piece about my father’s grocery store and what that meant to me. … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 48

In an Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) generative writing session last week, I wrote about my childhood dream of becoming a fashion designer, catalyzed by “Bunny” comics, featuring Bunny Ball, international fashion model and by a supermarket novel about Barbie … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 47

For the rest of this calendar year, I’m pretty much putting #52snapshots aside to work on my dissertation. I’m still, though, jotting down notes into Evernote, reading memoir and about memoir, and engaging with other memoirists. I just won’t be … Continue reading

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