I’m baaacck! I’ve decided to revive this blog as best I can, disabled and addled and old as I am. Always be yourself, my grandmother told me. You have very little choice to be anything else, my peers say. Tune in for my matutinal thoughts, my continued efforts to educate the world about Roma and Native culture, my writing tips, and yes! Study Hall will be back! Listen to podcasts of some posts at https://anchor.fm/glenda-bailey-mershon.
Glenda Bailey-Mershon is the author of the novel Eve’s Garden (Twisted Road, 2014), the story of three generations of Romani women surviving in North Georgia, USA, during the 1960s. She is also the author of Weaver’s Knot: Poems (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming 2023) and other poetry titles, including sa-co-ni-ge/blue smoke: poems from the Southern Appalachians (Jane’s Stories) and Bird Talk: Poems (Wild Dove). A founder of the nonprofit, Jane’s Stories Press Foundarion, which presents the Clara Johnson Award for Women’s Literature, she edited four of their anthologies, the latest being Bridges and Borders, featuring immigrant women writers.
I’ll gear it up in the next two weeks and make sure you know about it. Right now, I’m just getting everybody, including me, used to the idea of holding each other accountable again. Thank you for being here!
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