Posts tagged “memoir”
October 21, 2013
This week marks the one year anniversary of the publication of Laurie Rubin’s awe-inspiring memoir, Do You Dream of Color? Insights from a Girl Without Sight.
Laurie Rubin looks back on her life as an international opera singer who happens to be blind. From her loneliness and isolation as a middle school student to her experiences skiing, Rubin offers her young readers a life-story rich in detail and inspiration drawn from everyday challenges. Beginning with her childhood in California, Rubin tells the story of her life and the amazing experiences that led her to a career as an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano.
Laurie shared her insights to writing, performing, and creating her memoir and music with Seven Stories Press and her readers:
What advice do you have for young people who want to write, sing, or pursue their creative talents?
I would tell them to go for it! Many people stop themselves from going after the things they want to do because they believe they’re pipe dreams.
March 22, 2013
If you missed Triangle Square author (Do You Dream in Color?) and mezzo soprano Laurie Rubin’s excellent interview on WHYY Radio, you can listen here:
March 21, 2013
Laurie Rubin, author of the memoir Do You Dream In Color?, has been everywhere this week, making appearances yesterday at the Free Library of Philadelphia and on WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. Mezzo-soprano Rubin talked with Coane about her experiences as a blind singer, revealing her experiences with music directors who refused to allow her to perform in operas due to concerns over her disability.
Don’t miss her charming performance at the Free Library of Philadelphia, where she delighted crowds singing with her partner, Jenny Taira accompanying her on piano, and read an excerpt from her memoir.
Tags: Authors, blindness, disability, Do You Dream in Color, free library of philadelphia, interviews, jenny taira, laurie rubin, marty moss-coane, memoir, mezzo-soprano, music, nonfiction, opera, philadelphia, piano, radio times, whyy
February 28, 2013
Martha Long grew up in a house of abuse, alcohol, and poverty. She had to deal with a neglectful mother and an angry and manipulative stepfather. But through all that, Martha was able to keep her wits, her sense of humor, and most importantly her hope.
During a Pledge Drive edition of A Public Affair on WORT, Cynthis Lin and Anjuli Brekke interviewed Martha Long about her book and about her harrowing childhood. You can listen to the whole interview on the website.
Be sure to pick up your copy of Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes.
Praise for Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes:
“This is a searing account of childhood survival. No more haunting memoir has been published this year.”—Counterpunch
“Coming-of-age hardships skillfully recounted by way of the colloquial Irish tongue.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Long’s story is a gritty, grueling, and heartbreaking testament to one girl’s unbreakable spirit.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
August 3, 2012
“Now whoever has courage, and a strong and collected spirit in his breast, let him come forward, lace on the gloves and put up his hands.” —Virgil
Merz unleashes the secret history of women in Boxing as she travels from Melbourne to Gleason’s, all the way to the US Masters Golden Gloves title. Click here to watch the trailer and join her journeys. Also, be sure to check out Merz’s memoir, rich in the delights (and horrors!) of women’s boxing as a subculture.
June 21, 2011June 21, 2011, 7:00 pm, Barnes and Noble in Union Square will host Eva Gabrielsson, author of "There Are Things I Want You to Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me. Gabrielsson tells a story that no one else can. Her story is about the life she shared with Stieg Larsson—the man everyone wants to know more about, and about whom so little is known. Location: 33 East 17th St. at Union Square North. For additional information search events at www.barnesandnoble.com.
February 16, 2011She wraps up the book by swearing not only to continue her fight for the legal right to make decisions pertaining to the ways Larsson's works and name are used and distributed, but to take revenge upon those who have wronged Larsson and herself. The phrase "a woman scorned" came to mind again and again as I read: Gabrielsson's rage is Dido-like in both its determination and its mythological breadth.
November 8, 2010Nov. 8, 2010, 7:00PM, Bluestockings bookstore welcomes Cathy Wilkerson as she reads from her latest work, Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman, the story of how a white middle-class girl became a part of Weather Underground, one of the most notorious groups of the '60s. Location: 172 Allen Street New York, NY 10002.
November 1, 2010November 1, 2010, Time TBA, Cathy Wilkerson will be at McNally Jackson Bookstore speaking about her memoir, Flying Close to the Sun, which tells the story of a white middle-class girl who became a member of Weather Underground, one of the most notorious groups of the '60s. Location: 52 Prince St. New York, NY 10012. For additional information go to http://mcnallyjackson.com.
September 23, 2009
September 23, 7pm, Bluestockings Radical Books, 172 Allen St, New York, NY 10002. For more information, visit bluestockings.com.