Memoir Panel: Larger Than Life
Four memoir writers read from their memoirs and then participated in a moderated discussion about the experience of writing their personal… read more
Four memoir writers read from their memoirs and then participated in a moderated discussion about the experience of writing their personal stories. They talked about defying family silences, writing about relatives, and coming to terms with painful memories. The also answered questions from members of the audience.
Lois Gould is a novelist whose memoir Mommy Dressing: A Love Story, After a Fashion, published by Anchor Books, is about her mother who was a pioneering American fashion designer and reluctant single mother.
Elizabeth Hodges specializes in sociolinguistics and creative nonfiction. Her book What the River Means, published by Duquesne University Press, is a memoir of era, family and the Severn River.
Charles Marsh wrote The Last Days: A Son’s Story of Sin and Segregation at the Dawn of a New South, published by Basic Books. This memoir is about a high-profile murder trial, a family caught between two worlds and the remorse the author feels for having a father who was a minister who did not fight the Ku Klux Klan in 1967 Mississippi.
Richard Wertime wrote Citadel on the Mountain: A Memoir of Father and Son, published by Farrar Straus & Giroux. This is a memoir of a complicated father-son relationship and family dynamics. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Lois Gould Author
- Elizabeth S. Hodges Associate Professor Virginia Commonwealth University->English Department
- Charles Marsh Associate Professor University of Virginia->Religious Studies
- Bella Stander Critic
- Richard Wertime Author
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