illuminate history

Curiosity: forget “Cherchez la femme” (Look for the woman.) “Cherchez l’histoire.” (Look for the story.)

It’s published

cropped-VCwebsiteheader When I wrote last month about winning Second Prize for non-fiction in the Willamette Writer’s Kay Snow Contest, I mentioned that VoiceCatchers also liked Learning Chutzpah, and would publish the story in two parts at the end of August–which they did. It’s a little complicated, but you can follow the trail via the email they sent this morning.  Just click on “here” at the end of the second paragraph.

Learning Chutzpah
It’s 1974 and a woman desperately needs to find a job to keep her family together. An MA in Elementary Education and little practical work experience don’t get her far in the competitive world of San Jose, CA. In this two-part memoir, discover how wife and mother Diana Bailey Harris digs deep to find the chutzpah she needs to succeed.
After 24 years as a misfit at Intel – think English Literature major meets hi-Diana Harristech – Diana Harris explores true stories. Widowed in 1997, she retired in 1999. Since then, she has learned a little Italian, married Gary Piercy, traveled extensively, joined two arts boards, and launched her new career as a writer. She published Reflections of a Civil War Locomotive Engineer: a ghost-written memoir in July 2011 and is presently working on a sequel of sorts, Tenacity is My Middle Name: Adventures of a First-born Daughter. Check out her story here.
VoiceCatcher is a non-profit community that connects, inspires
 and empowers women writers and artists in greater Portland/Vancouver.

At the end of Part I, to which the link takes you, you must then, please, return here to click on this link to read Part II:


One comment on “It’s published

  1. haymimi
    September 3, 2013


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