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Ellen S Jaffe, Poet reads her Poetry 
dec 10 . 2018

Ellen S Jaffe, born in the USA emigrated to Canada via England in the 1970's bringing with her a treasury of potential poems. Listen in here as Ellen reads some of her exquisite work. 

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Gwen Tuinman Founder of The Wild Nellies On Writing
Dec 3 2018

When she is not promoted, producing, gathering and staging the Wild Nellies, or Women Creatives, to accumulate charity for Women's Shelters, Gwen Tuinman has time to write. She writes fiction and here she talks about fiction, writing and the cross over between her work with The Wild Nellies and her writing.

Gwen Tuinman on The Wild Nellies: 
Women Creatives 
november 26   2018 

While in a Yoga class Gwen Tuinman found a stream of inspiration arriving: she would organize a group of women creatives from all areas of the arts to perform for charity. Listen in to Gwen explain more about her creative idea and the reality it has become here. 

Cea Person, Author of North of Normal and Nearly Normal, Award Winning Memoirs in Canada, On Writing

North of Normal A Memoir of my Wilderness Childhood, My Counterculture Family and How I Survived Both 
Cea Sunrise Person On Writing 
November 19 . 2018

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Cea Sunrise Person used the determination and strength of character evidenced in her memoir when it came to writing the book. After several rejections, which all said the story was very interesting, but her writing needed work, she got to work. 
Listen as Cea describes her choice of Point of View, our discussion of how memories change through writing them and much more, here. 

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North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Counterculture Family, and How I Survived Both 

Cea Sunrise Person
Nov 12 . 2018 

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When her mother's boyfriend decides Cea Person must leave the wilderness that has been her only home she faces enormous turmoil. Through theft and sleeping in their truck, she endures her mother and substitute father's volatile relationship and much more. Cea emerges at 14 by taking on the world of modelling in Paris: by herself! Learn more about how her childhood shaped her current strength here.

Lizbeth Meredith on Writing, Writing Memoir, How She Wrote her Memoir, Tips for Writing Memoir, Memoir Writing Skills

On Writing: Lizbeth Meredith author of 
Pieces of Me—Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters 
Nov 5 .  2018 

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Lizbeth Meredith interviewee from last week, describes her process while writing her memoir. Listen in for details, skills and tips as well as more on her extraordinary journey of rescuing her two daughters. 

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Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters 

Lizbeth Meredith
Oct 29 . 2018

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When Lizbeth Meredith learned her daughters had been taken from daycare by their father and flown to Greece, she went into fix mode. With unwavering dedication and grit beyond imagining, she returned from Greece with her daughters. Then the work began. 
Listen in as Lizbeth describes the path to health for her two daughters and for her, after being torn apart. 

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Once You Go In: A Memoir of Radical Faith 
by Carly Gelsinger 
October 15th 2018 

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Carly Gelsinger calls the religious group she clung to as a teenager a cult. Listen in to hear her speak about her experiences in talking in tongues and believing whatever others told her. Learn how she found the courage and curiosity to question more deeply those people immerse in the cult, and how she walked away.   

Another Cheesy Family Newsletter by Elizabeth Silva 
September 10th . 2018 

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When Elizabeth Silva and her husband discovered their teenage daughter's pregnancy the standards of normal were just beginning to shred. Listen in as Elizabeth describes how she and her husband raised their grandchildren while their daughter struggled, finally successfully, against a drug addiction. Elizabeth Silva has much to say that is direct, warm and insightful. 

My World of Normal  A Memoir 
by Catherine Sword 
September 3rd  2018

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When Catherine Sword began to take a backward look at her life she discovered what she had taken for granted was extreme neglect and abandonment. This was her World of Normal. In this interview she describes how her story may help others begin to see in hindsight how their childhood affects their lives now. Listen in here

podcast Girlish by Lara Lillibridge on Growing Up with Lesbian Mothers a memoir

Girlish:   A Memoir by Lara Lillibridge About 
Growing Up with Two Mothers
Feb 12  2018

Lara Lillibridge began life in a hetero normal family. Then when her mother remarried a woman in the 1980's Lara found herself having to hide to protect her mothers, her brother and most of all, her safety within this family of two mothers. Listen in here as she describes her life and her memoir Girlish  due out April 3  2018. 


Mother It's Hard to Forgive You: 
Ridding Myself of the Family Scapegoat Mantle 
by Nancy Richards 
August 27 . 2018 

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When Nancy Richards wrote her first book Mother, I Don't Forgive You many people wanted to know more. Had she ever reconciled with the family who allowed her to be the brunt of abuse? Had she ever spoken with her mother again? Most of all, how had she gained the strength to create a life of fulfillment and what did she have to share with others? Listen in here as Nancy responds to these questions and more with her message of hope. 

Boot Language: Opera and Singing Meet the Wild West 
August 20 2018 

memoir, healing memoir, healing abuse, healing childhood abuse

When Vanya Erickson's Opera singing mother met and married her ex-military husband, the scene was set for something out of classic operatic tragedy. However through an instinct to focus on the positive, look for beauty and try to help others, Vanya Erickson earned her the way into a life of fulfillment. Listen to this author describe scenes from her well written memoir Boot Language. 

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