Author Archives: Sandell Morse

← Older posts

“Brown Leather Satchel” Published in Fourth Genre

Posted on by Sandell Morse

Delighted to have “Brown Leather Satchel” in the current issue of Fourth Genre. http://msupress.org/journals/fg/ The essay is adapted from a chapter in my manuscript, Unearthing Stories of Jewish Women in Vichy France. Unearthing Stories of Jewish Women in Vichy France tells the intertwined true stories … Continue reading

Posted in France, French Jews, Holocaust, Jewish, nonfiction | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Miss Portland by David Ebenbach

Posted on by Sandell Morse

     I was in residence at the VCCA, walking to my studio when I       noticed a man, carrying a box from his car and obviously moving into a vacant studio near mine. “Hi,” I said. “I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Trusting Me With Her Words

Posted on by Sandell Morse

I’ve been helping my granddaughter with her mini college essays, two hundred words, two hundred and fifty words, honored that she has chosen to trust me with her words. I praise her strong sentences, her interesting approach to the prompt. … Continue reading

Posted in family, grandmother, grandparenting, writing, writing process | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Thinking of Jewish Prague

Posted on by Sandell Morse

In Auvillar, France, I mull Prague, my stop before arriving here, six nights in a city, I’d never seen, a place of myth, mystery and history. I went to Prague because so many threads of the Jewish history I’ve been … Continue reading

Posted in Holocaust, Jewish, Jews, Prague, reflection, religion | Leave a comment

On Kelly Cherry’s Girl In A Library

Posted on by Sandell Morse

          I wrote this piece a few weeks ago, hoping to place it on a blog with a larger audience than my own. That didn’t happen, and in the meantime, Kelly Cherry has won lifetime Achievement … Continue reading

Posted in Artist's life, Uncategorized, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, writer's life, writing life | 2 Comments

Re-reading Kafka

Posted on by Sandell Morse

At dinner, I tell my son I am reading or re-reading Kafka, preparing for an upcoming trip to Prague. We are three at the kitchen table, my husband, my son and I. Downstairs, in the family room, my granddaughter and … Continue reading

Posted in family | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Serendipity

Posted on by Sandell Morse

Yesterday, my review of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen, An American Lyric, was up on the Brevity Blog https://brevity.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/citizen-an-american-lyric/ and then up on the magazine itself http://brevitymag.com/book-reviews/a-review-of-claudia-rankines-citizen-an-american-lyric/. Later, I realized that the piece coincided with MLK Day. Probably, an example of right place at … Continue reading

Posted in creative nonfiction, publishing, the writing life, writing | Leave a comment

A Pink Suitcase

Posted on by Sandell Morse

My suitcase is small enough to fit in an overhead bin, light enough to lug—with difficulty—up and down the steep steps of the Paris Metro, light enough to carry—again with difficulty—up the even steeper steps of a bridge that crosses … Continue reading

Posted in travel, writing | 1 Comment

Second Place Tiferet 2015 Writing Contest

Posted on by Sandell Morse

  I’m pleased to announce that “Brown Leather Satchel,” one of the essays I’ve been writing about Jews, War and Vichy France placed Second in the Tiferet 2015 Writing Contest. Tiffert publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art that expresses spiritual … Continue reading

Posted in Jewish, VCCA, writing | Leave a comment

Hominid Up

Posted on by Sandell Morse

  One of the joys of writing is reading the work or your friends. Today, Hominid Up, by Neil Shephard, his sixth book of poems. Neil is a long time friend, and although I hardly see him, we are compatriots, … Continue reading

Posted in VCCA, writing, writing process | Tagged , | Leave a comment ← Older posts
  • read Canning Jars

    Click Here

  • from the blog

    Read about recent events, updates, stories and more at Sandells blog! Sandell makes regular updates to the blog so feel free to subscribe to her RSS feed below.

  • connect