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What Wanda wrote: Part Three

October 11, 20171 CommentPosted in book tour, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, public speaking, visiting libraries

A confession of sorts: I was going to just feature excerpts of Wanda Bridgeforth’s essays here on The Safe & Sound blog while Mike and I were away on Martha’s Vineyard, but I’m having such fun reading over her work that I’m continuing the series. Here’s another story Wanda might read when she appears with […]

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Wanda’s Winning Words: Part Two

October 6, 20174 CommentsPosted in baseball, book tour, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, politics, public speaking, visiting libraries

The week the Cubs won the World Series last year, I assigned the writing prompt “Winners!” A year later, the Chicago Cubs are in the running again: they play their first game of the 2017 NL Division playoffs against the Washington Nationals today. This post is the second in a series of posts considering which […]

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Wanda appearing with me at Harold Washington Library: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

October 4, 20173 CommentsPosted in book tour, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, politics, public speaking, visiting libraries

Mark your calendars: Ninety-five-year-old writer Wanda Bridgeforth is appearing with me for an author talk at the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago Tuesday evening, October 17, 2017 at 6 pm. Stories by Wanda and other writers in my classes intertwine with mine in my new book Writing Out Loud: What a Blind Teacher Learned […]

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A funny thing happened at my sister Bev’s book club

September 20, 201710 CommentsPosted in blindness, Braille, memoir writing, technology for people who are blind, travel

It all started in Grand Haven, Michigan Tuesday evening. Poolside cocktails (Bev had rented their community clubhouse for the event), dinner inside afterwards, dessert, my short talk, a Q & A, a writing exercise, and then, big finish: I showed them how I manage to read excerpts of Writing Out Loud at book events without […]

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