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She's never taught a class in her life. But when the City of Chicago calls on blind writer Beth Finke to teach a memoir-writing class for older adults, she reluctantly agrees. What she learns about her students, their stories, and herself will move and inspire you.
Written the way Beth hears life, you will come to know and love Minerva, Wanda, Hannelore, and the whole colorful cast of characters who build a community around Beth's classes.
Generously sprinkled with excerpts in her students' own voices, Beth's book will convince you to get your own stories down on paper while there's still time.
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By Amazon Customer on 02-04-18
A Captivating Story
Writing Out Loud brings to mind the tales of beloved elders gathered around the family table while enjoying dessert. The warm and chatty narration draws the reader into that gathering. In taking the risk to teach, Beth is rewarded with insights not only into her students' lives, but also into the events of the past century which continue to influence and enrich our own.