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The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return (Trebincevic and Shapiro)

As I was reading this book, I was reminded of two axioms about writing:

  1. Just because it is true doesn’t mean it is a good story or that it should be in a story.
  2. 232 more words
Non-fiction

Dorri Olds: The Surprising Path to Overcoming Rape

I first met award-winning writer and journalist Dorri Olds through Susan Shapiro’s essay writing class. I was overcome by her positivity in contexualizing her recovery process through her work, which has become required reading for a Victimology course at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. 2,209 more words

Interviews

What's Never Said by Susan Shapiro

Lila Penn’s ex-professor of poetry Daniel Wildman has just won a Pulitzer for his book of poems ‘Losers Like Me’, and is in New York for a reading. 303 more words

Book Reviews

How to Turn Your Most Humiliating Secrets Into Novels

Bestselling author Susan Shapiro (who also has contributed articles to the Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal and The New York Observer, among many other publications) was told by a critic that she writes best about people she loves. 645 more words

NYU

Woman Overboard: How Swimming in a Rooftop Pool Saved Me From Addiction

Even if I wrecked my back in the process.

After graduate school, as a single,  broke freelancer, I spent years of hot months in the big city partying and sweating  in a black bikini with a series of bad boyfriends atop my unpaved Manhattan building, christened Tar Beach. 1,463 more words

Health

Speaking on 2015 Writer's Digest Annual Conference panel, Sat. Aug. 1st, 2015, 2:20-3:20 PM

Incredibly honored and excited to participate in the 2015 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference.

I’ll be speaking on a panel titled “HOW, WHEN & WHY TO SWITCH WRITING GENRES,” to be moderated by the brilliant and amazing  121 more words

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