Cindy Rasicot Writing the Spiritual Memoir December 3, 2020 4 PM PST | 5 PM MST | 6 PM CST | 7 PM EST My life has been a spiritual journey that took on new dimensions when my husband, teenage son and I moved to Bangkok Thailand in 2005. Initially, I found myself...
The Gift of Memoir
November 5, 2020
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I’ve written two memoirs—Two Hearts: An Adoptee’s Journey Through Grief to Gratitude (2012) and The Presence of Absence: A Story About Busyness, Brokenness, and Being Beloved (2020). Both books, written in different styles and sub-genres, touch on the impact of growing up under a shroud of secrecy and the deep-rooted sense of personal shame that grew in me as a result. Dealing with it is an ongoing struggle.
Between Inca Walls, a Peace Corps Memoir
October 8, 2020
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Between Inca Walls, a Peace Corps Memoir is a coming of age story about my journey from a protective childhood in a small Montana town, where the expectation for girls was to have a horse and a husband by age eighteen, to a life of purpose, passion, and adventure in Latin American countries. It is the story of my adventurous and romantically inclined twenty-one-year old self and my time working among the indigenous population near Machu Picchu, Peru. I wrote it to understand what propelled me from a desire to become a Catholic nun in my youth, to an unexpected pregnancy—and a husband and no horse, at age 23.
Gretchen Cherington Speaking Truth to Power September 10, 2020 4 PM PDT | 5 PM MDT | 6 PM CDT | 7 PM EDT Poetic License traces the arc of my complex relationship with my father, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Richard Eberhart. Grounded in the 1990s when I was in my...