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Continuing the Women of Alamos Writing Project

Earlier this week, I held a second memoir-writing workshop here in sunny, slow Alamos, Sonora, Mexico, a colonial puebla full of arches, gringos, and contrasting life stories.

I was excited that a dozen Mexican women wanted to attend because my current project, Women of Alamos, is taking shape. We are collecting stories for a book to be published late this year. (more…)

Where Will Your Memoir Start?

Last week, I met Cathy Cress, author of Mom Loves You Best and expert on aging. We talked about my mother, who, at 98, spent six weeks in a rehab center after cracking her pelvis…

One day, when her time at the rehab center had just about expired, my mother looked around the sunny room where she had been lying and told her gray-haired children, “I like this place. I think I’ll stay.”

“Mother, this is a rehab center. You get to stay for only six weeks.”

“Call the manager.” (more…)

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