Let's Talk Memoir

Episode 4 ft. Ellen Blum Barish

Brooke Warner

Ellen Blum Barish joins Let’s Talk Memoir for a conversation about becoming a memoirist after a career as a journalist and how that deepened her love of writing, the power of working on smaller pieces as we craft our memoir, and finding the themes and structure in our story.

Also in this episode:

  • Ellen’s Eight Essential Elements of Essay
  • Writing about the people we love
  • Knowing where to begin and where to end

Ellen Blum Barish is the author of Seven Springs: A Memoir (Shanti Arts, 2021) and Views from the Home Office Window (Adams Street Publishing, 2007). You can find her work in Brevity’s Blog, Full Grown People, Literary Mama, Tablet and The Chicago Tribune. Many of her essays have aired on Chicago Public Radio and have been told on storytelling stages around Chicago. Ellen founded the literary publication Thread, which earned four notables in Best American Essays and has taught writing at Northwestern University where she earned a master’s in journalism. She works privately with writers and teaches writing workshops on essay collections and memoir.

Seven Springs: A Memoir
Seven Springs: A Memoir (Audiobook on Amazon)

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