memoirs60s-70s

Book Promotion Partnership

March 31, 2014

Written by Carol Derfner Partnership with a Community Organization When I learned my short memoir would be included in the new anthology, Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the ‘60s & ‘70s, I immediately began to think of ways to promote the book in upstate New York where I live. I wished to share the […]

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On the Scene at the Book Launch in Napa

January 1, 2014

Sunday, December 15, 3:00 – 5:00 pm Napa BookMine 964 Pearl Street, Napa CA 94559  Written by Patsy Ann Taylor For me, the decades of the ’60s and ’70s stand out as a time of uncertainty. As a young wife and mother I was not sure if my parents and teachers had prepared me for […]

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WOW! Blog Tour

December 8, 2013

Join us on our Blog Tour! Coordinated by WOW! Women on Writing. WOW!  http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com Follow along, comment, win prizes! It’s not too late! The blog tour will continue for two more weeks. It’s a great chance to share your ideas about the value of the anthology and your experience reading or contributing to the book. […]

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A Virtual Book Party

October 13, 2013

Written by Rhonda Rae Baker What happens when several women get together to celebrate the release of Times They Were A’Changing: Women Remember the ‘60s & ‘70s? The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind. Linda Joy Myers, President of National Association of Memoir Writers, opened with a moment of ‘60s music, – “Blowing […]

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A Forty-Year Hiatus until I Heard the Reveille Again

July 14, 2013

by Tricia Knoll The Best College Verse of 1970  (Laureate Press)–poem printed on page one:             “A Scene” In the black silken lap of Meurtra La Fois Lies the drooling quiet head of Cornelius, her son, Whose eyes slowly spin in rhythm With the gray curls of his dusty hair. […]

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When The Revolution Hits Home

June 16, 2013

Second Place Prose Winner, Elise Frances Miller, shares her successful writing process for memoir. A year ago, while flipping through photo albums from my student days, preparing a website for the publication of my novel, A Time to Cast Away Stones, I came across snapshots I had taken during the 1969 People’s Park Movement. I ruminated […]

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Braving Memories by Julie Royce

April 7, 2013

Julie Royce is the winner of Prose Second Honorable Mention. Julie discusses the courage it took for her to write and then submit her personal story.  The message in my inbox read: Congratulations! It is with great pleasure that we will soon announce you as the Second Honorable Mention for Times They Were A-Changing: Women […]

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Writing Down the Action

December 30, 2012

By Kate Farrell As the deadline for the Contest and Call for Submissions quickly approaches, January 15, 2013, I took a challenge to write a brand new short “memoirette” of 2500 words that fit our guidelines. As an editor it seemed a fair project, one that would assist me in editing the pieces we select […]

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Weaving the Memories of the 60s & 70s: Social & Personal

December 14, 2012

The Roundtable Discussion on Thursday, December 6, 2012, with National Association of Memoir Writers,“Memoir as Social Legacy” with Linda Joy Myers and Amber Starfire stimulated my memories of the era. Even though I participated as one of the editors and have given much thought to the topic of the personal and social aspects of memoir, […]

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Why We Write about the 60s & 70s

November 25, 2012

by Elise Frances Miller, Author of A Time to Cast Away Stones When I first glanced at the Facebook page for Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the 60s & 70s, a little frisson passed through me. I “tuned in and turned on,” but instead of “dropping out,” I grew excited about dropping in—and participating. […]

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