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Quick! Name the only protected park in the world managed by two countries

June 23, 20172 CommentsPosted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, travel, writing

Two weeks from now I’ll be flying to New England to write in the surroundings of a national park in Maine. Or should I say, in Canada? I am one of a handful of writers accepted to Iota: The Conference of Short Prose at Roosevelt Campobello International Park this year. The schedule they sent with […]

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We were hot at Printers Row Lit Fest

June 15, 201711 CommentsPosted in book tour, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, public speaking, writing

I assured the standing-room-only crowd at our Getting Your Memoir Off the Ground session at Printers Row Lit Fest Sunday morning that their wait for 95-year-old panelist Wanda Bridgeforth would be worth it. “Funny thing was, Wanda Jr. was waiting for me upstairs,” Wanda told me later. “And I was waiting for her downstairs!” My […]

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Two opportunities this weekend to meet memoir-writers you know from Writing Out Loud

June 7, 2017CommentsPosted in book tour, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, public speaking, writing

Those of you who have read Writing Out Loud know that essays by the writers in the memoir classes I lead are sprinkled throughout the book. This week you have a couple of opportunities to meet some of those writers in person: Bruce and Anne Hunt (Writing Out Loud readers will know them from Ch. […]

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April 29, 20176 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, Mike Knezovich, writing

I’ve been immersed in working with my editor at Golden Alley Press, putting on the finishing touches, and proofreading with Mike’s help. So, to be honest, I’m sort of all written out. Except to say this: If you’re interested in Writing Out Loud, which chronicles my learning to teach a memoir class for seniors, and […]

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When’s the last time someone asked you to keep talking?

April 16, 20176 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, Mike Knezovich, writing

My next book Writing Out Loud will be out by early May. I’d cross my fingers for good luck on that statement if they weren’t already occupied – I’m still busy typing last-minute revisions and rewrites! Here’s an excerpt from the publisher’s description–it’s straight from the Books by Beth Finke page: Writing Out Loud: What […]

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