Getting your Memoir Off the Ground...and published. Presenters: Beth Finke, Anna Perlberg, Wanda Bridgeforth, Nancy Sayre
Chicago authors Beth Finke (Writing Out Loud, 2017) and Anna Nessy Perlberg (The House in Prague, 2016) and their publisher Nancy Sayre (Golden Alley Press) share tips on getting your memoir started and the benefits of having it published with a small independent press. Wanda Bridgeforth (On the Move, 2009) joins to read one of her personal essays excerpted in Writing Out Loud.
Sunday, June 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jones College Prep/4th Floor/4008
NPR commentator Beth Finke is an award-winning author, teacher, journalist and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant. She also happens to be blind. Beth leads memoir-writing classes for older adults for the City of Chicago and Lincoln Park Village.
Born in Prague, Anna Nessy Perlberg escaped to America in 1939, eventually settling in Chicago. Her memoir, The House in Prague, speaks of the challenges of a young immigrant, and her family’s Holocaust survivors. Perlberg holds an MA in History from Columbia and an MSW from the University of Illinois.
Ninety-five-year-old Wanda Bridgeforth attended Chicago’s Due Sable High School with Nat King Cole and Dinah Washington. She self-published her memoir On the Move in 2009, and stories she’s written for the memoir-writing class she attends at the Chicago Cultural Center are featured in the new book Writing Out loud.
Nancy Sayre owns Golden Alley Press, an independent publisher in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Her mission: to bring interesting new voices to light, particularly in the areas of memoir and fiction. An accomplished editor with a passion for marketing and standout cover design, she helps authors write books that connect with readers.