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A new story of mine, "The Divide," part of my series of Holocaust-Houston stories inspired by old movies, was runner up in a Narrative magazine contest and will be available online in the spring. An earlier story was in Tikkun.





6-8:30 pm Thursdays, January 13-March 3, 2022. Class: Basic Creative Writing. ZOOM through University of Chicago Graham School




7pm, Wednesday, January 26, 2022. FREE Zoom Workshop, "How Short Pieces Can Build a Memoir: Getting Started," brought to you by Park Ridge (IL) Public Library ***List of related books is below and at bottom of Resources page; on that page, you can respond with titles I've missed.***



Memoirs and essay collections written in fragments and small stories:


Shifting the Silence, Etel Adnan

Of Colour, Katherine Agyman Agard

Companion to an Untold Story, Marcia Aldrich

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, Dorothy Allison

Berlin Childhood around 1900, Walter Benjamin

Notes from No-Man's Land; Having and Being Had, Eula Biss

The Book of Imaginary Beings, Jorge Luis Borges

I Remember, Joe Brainard

Decreation (multi genre), Anne Carson

No Relation, Paula Carter

The Crying Book, Heather Christle

On the Home Front, Mary Jo Clark as told to Jack Clark

Paris Vagabond, Jean-Paul Clebert

The Devil Never Sleeps, Andrei Codrescu

The Memory of Fire Trilogy: Genesis, Faces and Masks, and Century of the Wind; Eduardo Galeano

Heating and Cooling, Beth Ann Fennelly

Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

Little Labors, Rivka Ricki Galchen

Colored People: A Memoir, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Woman and Nature, Susan Griffin

Still Life With a Bridle, Zbigniew Herbert

I Remember King Kong (The Boxer), Denis Hirson

A Bestiary, Lily Hoang

The Book of Resemblances; The Book of Margins; Edmond Jabes

Trespasses, Lacy Johnson

The Folded Clock: A Diary, Heidi Julavits

Wife/Daughter/Self: A Memoir in Essays, Beth Kephart

The Periodic Table, Primo Levi

Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, Yiyun Li

Later: My Life at the Edge of the World, Paul Lisicky

Selected Cronicas, Clarice Lispector

Sidewalks, Valeria Luiselli

Socialist Realism, Trisha Low

300 Arguments, Sarah Manguso

How to Stop Time, Ann Marlowe

A Leak in the Heart, Faye Moskowitz

Bluets; Argonauts; Maggie Nelson

I Remember, Georges Perec

Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine

Intimate: An American Photo Album, Paisley Rekdal

Late Migrations, Margaret Renkl

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, Amy Krouse Rosenthal

100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write, Sarah Ruhl

Sex Talks to Girls, Maureen Seaton

Unbearable Splendor, Sun Yung Shin

A Postcard Memoir, Lawrence Sutin

A Three Dog Life; Safekeeping: Some True Stories from a Life, Abigail Thomas

FIve Plots, Erica Trabold

My Life as a Foreign Country, Brian Turner

Micrograms, Nicole Walker
The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order, Joan Wickersham