That’s Regan, today’s guest blogger, peaking out of her hood at a Chicago bus stop.
It was a lucky day for me when Regan Burke turned up for one of my memoir-writing classes. A civil rights activist, Regan was a White House staffer during the Clinton presidency and has colorful – and moving – stories to tell. She files away unusual words she hears and cleverly shoehorns one or two of them into each essay – you’ll find one here in her guest post about the value of honesty in memoir-writing.
There’s a Lacuna in My Story
by Regan Burke
Sometimes I email the essays I write for my memoir classes to a good friend.
She tends to find my work imprudent and irresponsible.
”You read that aloud in class?” she’ll ask. “Yep,” I answer. “I did.”
I have a strong motivation for writing the truth. A book by Dr…
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