A memoir-writer who grew up in Chicago’s Little Italy writes about his first job there.
When I assigned “The Best Job I Ever Had” as a topic for the writers in my memoir classes, Hugh went home and started making a list. “I wrote down every place I’d ever worked,” he said. “This one kept coming up on top.” His essay opens in the summer of 1943. Hugh was 11 […]
It’s been a pretty stimulating month so far: August 1: A lot of talented writers attended my Getting Your Memoir Off the Ground workshop at Northwestern Summer Writers’ Conference, and now I can look forward to reading their memoirs once they’re published! August 2: Sat in on Kevin Davis’ two-hour workshop at the writer’s conference. […]
The memoir-writing workshop I’ll be leading at the 2014 Northwestern Summer Writers’ Conference.
A paralyzed teenager is using an exoskeleton to do the World Cup’s ceremonial opening kick , and what a colleague at my part-time job who is paralyzed thinks about that.