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My First Writing Group: The Internet

This post was my second guest blog for the Jewish Book Council and appeared on The Forward. It all started back in March 1999. We'd just got our very first home Internet connection and I was setting off to navigate cyberspace and figure out what exactly was out there in that World Wide Web thing that everyone was going on about. These were the days...
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University of the Ghetto

This post appeared as the first of three guest blogs for the Jewish Book Council and on The Forward. When I'm back in London there's a building I like to visit. If you're an art lover and you've been to London. you may know the place. It's the Whitechapel Gallery in London's East End. But it's not the art that I go for, it's the building itself. Or...
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Interview with the Author of Janusz Korczak's Children

Writers can often be found either talking to themselves or to imaginary characters that exist only in their heads (crazy people). Given the extensive experience I've had of talking to myself I decided to interview myself. Me: So where did you get the idea of writing about Janusz Korczak from? Myself: Well Me, it all started way back when my daughte...
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Interview with the Author of Marcel Marceau: Master of Mime

Writers can often be found either talking to themselves or to imaginary characters that exist only in their heads (crazy people). Given the extensive experience I've had of talking to myself I decided to interview myself. Me: Where did you get the idea of writing about Marcel Marceau from? Myself: Well, I wish could say I saw a wonderful mime perfo...
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Interview with T. Daniel, mime artist

T. Daniel is an internationally known creator, choreographer and performer of mime. His work has been compared to Red Skelton, Buster Keaton and Marcel Marceau. T. Daniel studied mime under Marceau and Etienne Decroux, Father of Modern Mime. He talked to me from his Chicago home. How and when did you first become interested in mime? I became intere...
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Interview with Roman Wroblewski

Roman Wroblewski's father Misha was a teacher in Korczak's orphanage. When he began working at the orphanage, Misha was an engineering student. Misha was so impressed by Korczak that he gave up his engineering studies and began to study psychology and education instead. There were several other teachers working with Korczak in the ghetto orphanage ...
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Janusz Korczak's Children: From Idea to Final Manuscript

"How hard could it be to write a children's book? Short, simple words – a piece of cake." Not so. It may look easy but it takes time and effort to craft a story – any story. Writing itself is a process. When you start writing it is important to remember that your first draft is just that, a first draft. It is enough to simply spill out the words. H...
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