Can writing be taught?

I’ve been thinking about this question since I occasionally teach one-day writing workshops at colleges in the area. I came upon an interesting sentence at the Iowa Workshop website. “We continue to look for the most promising talent in the country, in our conviction that writing cannot be taught but that writers can be encouraged.” …

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Telling my mother's story

In my new book, Is It Night or Day?, I wrote my mother’s story from her perspective. I have only fictionalized this work for the purpose of point of view. My mother, like many survivors, cannot tell her own story so I am attempting to tell it for her. I think that this is one …

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Skokie's Holocaust Museum

Thanks to all who came to the lecture and museum tour last Thursday. For those in Chicago who could not attend, don’t miss the new Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. I was deeply moved by the architecture of the building and the personal items survivors have donated for display. As we walked through the …

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Thanks for visiting!

The life of a writer can feel distant from readers, I’m hoping to close the gap here. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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