The Life Writing Class

Twenty people coming together in a creative synergy in the Life Writing Tutorial at the Huntington (WV) Museum of Art made for serendipity. The class's work bubbled over into this book of true-life tales, a number of which are headed for publication as books on their own.

Here you will find stories of training to be a champion skater in windswept isolation, of doing a delirious dance on a Florida dock as an antidote to a crushing marital separation, of trembling in bed waiting for a Soviet nuclear attack during the Cuban Missile Crisis, of Ndlazi the witch doctor operating out of a smoke-darkened hut in South Africa, of a child being chased by a cherry-red gobbler turkey, of visiting the cell in a crumbling prison where the writer's grandfather had died -- and considerably more.