Thank you, dear Safe & Sound blog readers. I received so many positive comments last week to the post I wrote about ways memoir-writing can be good for your brain and your soul that now, tonight, at 9 pm Central Time, I’m going to be on WGN Radio in Chicago to talk about the side benefits of taking memoir-writing classes to get your life stories down on paper. Writer Regan Burke will join me, and we’ll both be interviewed by Justin Kaufmann, host of The Download on WGN Radio 720.
I worked with Justin back when we were both with WBEZ, and I’m looking very much forward to being with him again, especially with Regan Burke at my side – she is one of the many writers from my memoir-writing classes whose stories intertwine with mine in my latest book, Writing Out Loud.
It was a lucky day for me back in 2014 when Regan Burke turned up for one of my memoir-writing classes. A lifelong civil rights activist, Regan was Bill Clinton’s scheduler during his presidential campaign. She left Chicago to work in his administration for a few years before returning back home, and she just finished compiling the colorful – and moving – stories she’s written during four years of memoir-writing classes into a manuscript. I’m guessing she’ll give radio listeners tonight an idea of how she’s going about finding a publisher, but really, who knows? It all depends on the questions Justin Kaufmann asks us, and if you are a regular listener to The Download, you know he can be full of surprises.
But so can Regan. And so can I!
So listen in on WGN Radio tonight, Wednesday, January 31 at 9 pm central. If you live far away and are one of those lucky people who received an Echo Dot or a Google Home Mini for a holiday gift, Just say “Alexa” or “Hey Google” and ask them to play WGN. Or stream it on your computer or mobile device at http://wgnradio.com.