True Stories: Exercises to Pull Meaning from Memories, Part I
Amy Silverman is a writer, editor, teacher, wife and mom — all of which inform her work. She's the author of "My Heart Can't Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love and Down Syndrome," published in 2016 by Woodbine House, a "reported memoir" about her daughter Sophie and what it means to have Down syndrome in the 21st Century. Amy's work has also appeared on the radio show This American Life, in the New York Times, Washington Post and on KJZZ, the Phoenix NPR affiliate, where she's a commentator. She co-teaches the workshop Mothers Who Write at Changing Hands Bookstore and is managing editor at Phoenix New Times. Visit her website.
Paul Rubin was a print journalist for most of his adult life, until events beyond his control (a dying industry) compelled him to change careers in 2012. He worked for 27 years at Phoenix New Times (1985-2012), where he wrote hundreds of long-form stories about all manner of people and topics. These days, Rubin owns a private investigation company in the Phoenix area, and uses similar skill sets to those he honed during his journalism days — getting people to talk, knowing how to access information and then explaining things in a coherent way.
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