R290. Juggling from Within: The Art of Voice
Thursday, February 9, 2017
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Helen Peppe is a professional photographer and author of Pigs Can’t Swim, a 2014 Indie Introduce and Indie Next Title. She was one of seven finalists for the 2011 Annie Dillard Creative Nonfiction Award. Helen recently wrote a book for tweens, I Name You Rockstar, and is working on her second memoir.
Sue William Silverman’s books are The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew; Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey Through Sexual Addiction; Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You; and Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir. She teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Alice Eve Cohen is a solo theatre artist and author of two memoirs, The Year My Mother Came Back and What I Thought I Knew, winner of ELLE’s Literary Grand Prix for nonfiction. She has toured her solo plays internationally. She has a BA from Princeton and an MFA from The New School, where she teaches creative writing.
Suzanne Strempek Shea is the author of eleven books including This Is Paradise, about a medical clinic in Malawi. She teaches at the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program and is writer in residence/director of the creative writing program at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
Melanie Brooks is the author of Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma. A graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program, she teaches at Northeastern University and Merrimack College. She is completing a memoir about living with the ten-year secret of her father's HIV disease.