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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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Come see us at Women & Children First bookstore next Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m.

August 30, 20174 CommentsPosted in book tour, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, public speaking

Writers who are featured in Writing Out Loud come along to book events to read their own published essay from the book, and I am really looking forward to having Regan Burke and John Craib-Cox up in front with me at Women & Children First bookstore in Chicago next week. From the Women & Children […]

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Come this Friday and get a history lesson from Audrey

July 26, 20174 CommentsPosted in book tour, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, public speaking

Hey! I’m doing another Writing Out Loud event in Chicago this Friday, and Audrey Mitchell (a writer from the “Me, Myself and I” class I lead at the Chicago Cultural Center) is going to be with me at this one, too: Friday, July 28, 2017 1:00pm – 3:00pm Ditka’s Restaurant, 100 E. Chestnut I’ll be […]

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