If  you too made the bedposts shake while you read Rhoda Janzen’s Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, you might enjoy this guest post over at womensmemoirs.com. The book uses seven classical elements of comedy to great effect.

Thanks, Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett, for the invitation.  While you are on their site, check out all the resources, courses, blogroll, and merchandise.  If you are interested in taking a memoir course, check out this opportunity.

Shirley Showalter


  1. Gutsywriter on March 20, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Look forward to your interview on March 25th and I know Barbara De Marco Barrett. I took one of her classes and attend her monthly author meetings in Corona. I met Dani Shapiro a few weeks ago. She wrote a memoir: Devotion. What a nice lady.

  2. shirleyhs on March 21, 2010 at 1:21 am

    You are lucky to have so many writers and writing groups and visiting writers in your area, Sonia. Have you ever considered taking classes at UC-Irvine?

  3. Gutsywriter on March 21, 2010 at 3:44 am

    I have taken writing classes at UCI. Barbara's class and then her critique group at her house. Also another UCI extension class, Martha Fuller. I enjoyed them, and I agree I'm lucky to meet all these authors. next Friday, I shall meet Frances Mayes, “Under the Tuscan Sun,” at the Newport Beach Library where I volunteer.

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