I’ll be appearing at the Kentucky Writers Conference to discuss The Blue Box and using family materials when writing memoir, courtesy of the English department of Western Kentucky University.
From the conference program (download here):
Many women, who tend to be left to clear out houses when their owners have died, find troves of letters shoved onto shelves. What to do with them? The writers are not well known and in fact may be long forgotten, but their letters capture an important slice of the past. How to connect all these letters and, even more important, how to turn them into art. Participants might want to read author Sallie Bingham’s recently published The Blue Box: Three Lives in Letters, published by Sarabande Books. She will be using the text for examples of her method.