womens memoirs

Women Celebrate the ’60s &’70s on San Mateo County Fair’s Literary Stage

June 17, 2014

Written by Elise Frances Miller Though we had shared the pages of the anthology, Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the ’60s and ’70s (She Writes Press), my fellow memoirists and I met for the first time at the San Mateo County Fair Literary Stage on Wednesday night, June 11. We were offering Fairgoers a […]

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Why This Book Speaks to Me

January 23, 2014

Written by Dmitri Rusov-Morningstar I’ve read many of the pieces from Times They Were A-Changing, a women’s anthology of the ‘60s & ‘70s, and have been struck by the honesty, courage and brilliance of the authors who contributed. In the ‘60s, there was a popular poster, Chinese, I believe, that said, “Women hold up half 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 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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Poetry: My Ticket to Dance

June 30, 2013

Jasmine Belén, Winner of Second Honorable Mention Poetry, shares her love of poetry in both mystical and technical terms. Blog post written by Jasmine Belén: Recently after I reflected on the multitude of poems I’ve created since childhood, I found this ditty titled “Sowing Seeds,” in my adolescent journal. Diamond stairway in the darkened sky glittering steps […]

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Reflections on “The Trip”

May 12, 2013

by Lucille Lang Day Winner of Prose First Honorable Mention tells of the keys to open our memories and our minds. Many years before documenting my 1971 mescaline experience in my personal essay, “The Trip,” I wrote a short poem with the same title: The Trip I swallowed the Orange Phoenix and rose from the ashes of […]

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Writing My Highs and Lows

May 5, 2013

By Venus Maher Winner of Prose Third Honorable Mention tells how she wrote both the light and dark of her world as a child of a radical hippie mother. The tale of “Tripping On High” began with a vivid memory of Mama in the kitchen cutting the tab of mescaline into quarters. I distinctly remember her handing […]

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The Inner Music by Sara Etgen-Baker

March 31, 2013

Sara Etgen-Baker is the First Place Prose Winner. In this blog post, she shares her unique writing process. I began running 20 years ago and love running because it provides me with freedom, silence, me-time, and balance. I began writing three years ago and love writing because it provides me with discovery, creativity, wisdom, and […]

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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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