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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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That's 105 in dog years — but hey, who's counting?

February 4, 201511 CommentsPosted in blindness, Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs, Hanni, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized, visiting libraries, visiting schools, Writing for Children

My retired Seeing Eye dog Hanni will turn fifteen years old this weekend! She was only five years old when I started sending Hanni and Beth: Safe & Sound out to agents and publishers, and now, ten years later, the book and its star are still going strong. Just this past weekend a brand new […]

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I should have known she'd ask that

October 16, 201424 CommentsPosted in blindness, book tour, Braille, questions kids ask, travel, Uncategorized, visiting libraries, visiting schools, Whitney, Writing for Children

I have a children’s book published, but here’s a confession: I don’t know a whole lot about children’s literature. Not modern children’s literature, at least. I read a ton of books when I was little, but after I traded my children’s library card for one that got me into the adult section of the Elmhurst […]

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