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Peterborough - Mimi Schwartz - When History Is Personal — A Reading and Conversation with Nancy Sommers. (Plus extra writing option.)


Mimi Schwartz, in When History Is Personal, captures 25 moments in her life, each heightened by the history, politics, and social issues that shaped them. Her narrative essays look inward, as memoir does, and outward at her world, as she experienced it, mid-twentieth century to today.  Her last book, Good Neighbors, Bad Times, won the New Hampshire’s Outstanding Literary Nonfiction Award and a Foreword Book Award for Best Memoir. 

Nancy Sommers is an author and educator from Harvard University, who  will introduce Mimi and lead a conversation exploring the connections between memoir and history, the personal and the political.

After a short break they invite those interested to stay for a short writing workshop to explore the ways that  memoir and history connect in their lives. 

Event date: 
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
!2 Depot Sq
Peterborough, NH 03458
When History Is Personal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496206305
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: University of Nebraska Press - March 1st, 2018

Good Neighbors, Bad Times: Echoes of My Father's German Village Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803226401
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Published: Bison Books - December 1st, 2009

Thoughts from a Queen-Sized Bed (American Lives ) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803292994
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bison Books - April 1st, 2003

Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781133307433
Availability: Special Order
Published: Cengage Learning - February 26th, 2013

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