Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20081128, 20080314
Noted nonfiction writer and poet Patricia Hampl discusses the growing importance of memoir in public discourse and her book I Could Tell You Stories: Sojourns in the Land of Memory, and gives practical examples of how to begin writing memoir. In this interview recorded live at the Kansas City Public Library, Hampl also reads from her latest book, The Florist's Daughter, and talks about the act of “being a daughter,” around which the book is framed.
Growing up in a Philadelphia apartment above a liquor store, poet Ellen Bass thought her childhood was "the most mundane, pedestrian, unpoetic world you could possibly live in," but after many years and the death of her parents, she finds herself ...
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