12 Feb, 2016

The Post-Residency Interview

February 12th, 2016|Tags: |

  It's nice when you poke about cyberspace in the evening, too tired to do anything productive, but not quite ready for bed yet, and discover something neat and life-affirming, [...]

27 Dec, 2015

The Best of the Hemingway House 2015

December 27th, 2015|Tags: |

Doing what I loved to do during my residency at the  Hemingway Birthplace Home—poking about, taking pictures;  here, in “Abba’s room,” i.e. the room of Ernest Hall,  Hemingway’s maternal grandfather, [...]

20 Jul, 2015

Farewell, Hemingway House!

July 20th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

My year as writer-in-residence at the Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park has come to an end and as I say farewell to my studio in the attic, I treat [...]

16 Jul, 2015

Two Turrets: My Grandfather’s and Hemingway’s

July 16th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Turret of the Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park, Illinois Turret of my grandfather's former apartment in Liberec, Czech Republic The Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park, Illinois has a [...]

13 Jul, 2015

The Way to Work

July 13th, 2015|Tags: , , |

My days as the writer-in-residence at the Hemingway House in Oak Park are drawing to a close, and so I decided to document my drive there. I have come to [...]

28 May, 2015

A Picnic in Hemingway’s Attic

May 28th, 2015|Tags: , , |

What could be more perfect than a bunch of writer friends holding a picnic in the attic of the Hemingway Birthplace Home? Where the gabled windows look out at the [...]

19 Jan, 2015

Mini Memoir Workshop @ Hemingway House

January 19th, 2015|Tags: , |

I'll be teaching a Mini Memoir Workshop at the Hemingway Birthplace Home as part of my gig as writer-in-residence. It will be a series of four evening classes in February [...]

24 Dec, 2014

Christmas Greetings from the Hemingway Birthplace Home

December 24th, 2014|Tags: , |

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate today and tomorrow! This is my current view when I come down the stairs from my studio in the attic of the Hemingway Birthplace [...]

31 Oct, 2014

3rd/4th Graders Visit the Hemingway House

October 31st, 2014|Tags: |

I know it's been all about the Hemingway House here lately, but I'm simply having too much fun with it. This week three 3rd/4th grade classes came to visit, and [...]

27 Oct, 2014

Hemingway Birthplace Home Video Tour

October 27th, 2014|Tags: , , |

For my students who missed class at the Hemingway House and all my blog readers, here's a little video tour of my writer-in-residence studio in the attic, the attic itself, [...]

24 Oct, 2014

Holding Class at the Hemingway House

October 24th, 2014|Tags: |

My Advanced Memoir Workshop meets in the dining room of the Hemingway Birthplace Home. What a cool occasion to take a group selfie! Yesterday my Advanced Memoir workshop, usually held [...]

30 Sep, 2014

Poking about Hemingway’s Attic

September 30th, 2014|Tags: |

Every time I'm at my writer-in-residence studio at the Hemingway House, I poke about the attic. I feel like it's my foyer, my grand foyer, actually, as it is so [...]

28 Aug, 2014

Goldilocks at the Hemingway House

August 28th, 2014|Tags: , |

My studio in the attic used to be a maid's room but is now furnished by Thomasville of Oakbrook, featuring their safari-style Hemingway Collection of furniture and décor. I have to say I'm [...]

25 Jul, 2014

Writer-in-Residence at the Hemingway Foundation

July 25th, 2014|Tags: , , |

My big news since returning from Tel Aviv: I will be the 2014-15 writer-in-residence at the Hemingway Foundation! This entails having a studio up under the roof of Hemingway's birthplace home [...]

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