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Authors John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo Announce Book Signing in St. Louis

April 25, 2016 (St. Louis, MO) – Authors John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo announced today that they will be at Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO on May 18, 2016 at 7:00PM to do a book signing for their memoir, …


Added by Kelsey McBride on April 25, 2016 at 10:45am — No Comments

All Art Friday

Posted new edition of All Art Friday.

In the spotlights: photographer Barbara Bosworth, SCAD president's new memoir, outdoor sculpture in Foggy Bottom (D.C.), paper sculpture Marit Roland, Ursula von Rydingsvard's commission for Princeton, and Helen Frederick's installation for Phillips Collection.

The roundup highlights exhibitions at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Newark Art Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Seattle Art Museum, and North Dakota Museum of…


Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 8, 2016 at 9:05am — No Comments

When You Don't Want to Write That Memoir Yourself--

posted on Huff Post Books, April 8 2016. 

It's tough enough to get started.

Everyone says how easy it should be to write about your life. You can keep a journal and tell a good story at the dinner table, right? So it should be no problem to whip out a 60,000 word book.


If you've been believing that, then no wonder if you get stuck.


I'm here to tell you that it's brutally difficult to keep writing and let's just say it openly here--most of us…


Added by Patti M Hall on April 7, 2016 at 9:40am — No Comments

Writing Memoir

Like so many others, I've always written; Julia Cameron says its the most natural and instinctive thing for human beings to do, (though I think singing comes first - even babies do it when they're only days old.) I wrote poetry and hid it when my marriage and my life were falling…


Added by Victoria Chames on March 17, 2016 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Authors John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo Announce Book Signing in Delray Beach

Authors John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo announced today that they will be at Native Sun Clothing in Delray Beach, FL on March 24, 2016 from 5-8pm to do a book signing for their memoir, The Panting and the…


Added by Kelsey McBride on March 14, 2016 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Story Circle Network's Upcoming Class: Reconstituting the Self Through Memoir

Class Title: Reconstituting the Self Through Memoir

Instructor: Lily Iona MacKenzie 

Class Term: March 14-April 25, 2016

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In this class we'll be…


Added by Helen (Len) Leatherwood on March 9, 2016 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, quote from Ta-Nehisi Coates:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 28, 2016 at 10:27am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Catching Up with Joseph Bathanti

Posted Monday Muse. Former North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti recently appointed to Writer-in-Residence position at Charles George Veterans Administration Medical Center in Asheville.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 22, 2016 at 7:54am — No Comments

11 Things You Need to Know When Writing a Memoir

I love memoirs. They are snapshots from a person’s life that give insight into who they were and how they became the person they are today.  My Grandpa Joe wrote down his life story – only about 3,000 words – and it was published locally in 1980 as part of a small collection of memoirs. It’s never going to win a Pulitzer but it allows our family to have a record of the places and people that…


Added by Lisa Lepki on February 22, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

To Pitch or Not to Pitch: Lessons from the Jewish Book Council

Have you ever found yourself struggling to make an important decision that could be a potential game changer, but money is the one thing getting in your way? 

When I started writing my memoir, I struggled believing I could  write the damn thing. Every day, voices of self-doubt crept in but at the same time, telling my story motivated me to the finish line. Now, that the book is on the track to be published, I freak out every time I have to…


Added by Dorit Sasson on February 4, 2016 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

Retirement as an Open Door

Two years ago I decided to attend a Screenwriters Conference in Hollywood and, despite my reluctance to embarrass myself in public, signed up to present my screenplay at the conference “Pitch Fest.” The pitch fest was to consist of sixty to eighty tables staffed with representatives from film agencies…


Added by Judith Newton on January 26, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

It's in the details

When it comes to my memoir writing, I am confident I can write one piece of the writing pie well. I implore the power of details. …


Added by Nancy Chadwick-Burke on January 19, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Artist David Sandum, Part 2

Posted "The Life-Saving Power of Art", the concluding segment of my two-part interview with painter David Sandum.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 14, 2016 at 7:49am — No Comments

Interview with Artist David Sandum, Part 1

Posted Part 1 of a two-part interview with artist David Sandum: Writing Through Illness Toward Recovery.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 13, 2016 at 9:50am — No Comments

What you know or what you don't know

Do you prefer to write what you don't know or what you know?

For me ideally I would at least attempt to do both...

Personally I found that trying to write what I know is more challenging because I experienced it myself. 

Not that writing what you don't know would be any better. They are both challenging and restricting. If you try to write an authobiography, biography or memoir you have to really stick to what's true, while you may be allowed…


Added by Liberty J. Freedom on January 12, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments

Thoughts about The Liar's Club Memoir

I like the idea of this blog-thing. I don't know if anybody reads it, so I use it as a place for thinking out loud about anything at all. I can't make it a how-to blog because I'm too new; I don't know how-to yet. I am an emerging artist. (Yeah, I claim that.)

I’m still thinking about Mary Karr and her memoir The Liar’s Club. Yes, I know the book is not new, but I am. Can’t help comparing my book (in progress) to hers, just can’t help it, because…


Added by Victoria Chames on December 11, 2015 at 1:15pm — No Comments

The Liar's Club and Poetry Flash

I gave myself the gift of this book, The Liar's Club by Mary Karr. I first saw her at an event in Berkeley in October. The interviewer was Brooke Warner, and that's where I heard about The Magic of Memoir, which opened the door to SheWrites. I was so impressed with both of them, and I had never heard of either before this Fall. That’s how new I am to serious writing as a career. 

It took 3 weeks to get the book because I refused to buy it from…


Added by Victoria Chames on December 5, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Slow Lessons in Kickstarter Times

There are many paths to publishing today, some more circuitous than others, and in my experience, you need to explore and discover which way is the best for you and your book. 

I hybrid-published my first…


Added by Lone Morch on November 16, 2015 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

New Post (Memoir): Still in There

Link here => Still in There - Sometimes the silver lining in the divorce is the muscled maintenance guy who hangs your mirror. 

Please read and, if you enjoyed, don't forget to hit the "love" button. Thanks!

Added by E.M. Wynter on October 27, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments

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