Let's Talk Memoir

Episode 13 ft. Judy Bolton-Fasman

Brooke Warner

Judy Bolton-Fasman joins Let’s Talk Memoir for a conversation on how writing about complicated relationships with generosity creates stories and characters that stay with readers, the case for speculative nonfiction, the impact fellowships have had on her writing, negotiating family members who appear in memoir, and don’t-miss-encouragement for all artists.

Also in this episode:

  • How seeds of her memoir began in fiction
  • What blew her work open
  • Ronit mispronounces illustrative

Judy Bolton-Fasman is the author of ASYLUM: A Memoir of Family Secrets from Mandel Vilar Press. Her essays and reviews have appeared in major newspapers including the New York Times and Boston Globe, essay anthologies, and literary magazines. She is the recipient of numerous writing fellowships, including the Alonzo G. Davis Fellowship for Latinx writers at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.  She is a four-time winner of the Rockower Award from the American Jewish Press Association and a two-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the  Net nominee. She recently received an honorable mention in Tiferet’s Creative Nonfiction Essay Writing Contest.

https://judyboltonfasman.com/

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