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Finding the Shape of the Story by Kristen den Hartog

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Kristen den Hartog

Kristen den Hartog

The Occupied Garden, co-written with my sister Tracy Kasaboski, tells the story of our grandparents during the Second World War in Holland. Opa was a market gardener, and grew vegetables on a huge property near the Hague — thank god, actually, because it meant that they had at least some food by the end, and that because of his “necessary” occupation he was less likely to be scooped for forced labour, at least during gardening months.

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Monday, December 29th, 2014

Will Come the Words: Kristen den Hartog’s creative space

 

Writer’s Room by Jeff Winch

 

KRISTEN DEN HARTOG lives and writes in Toronto, Canada.

 

What I like about my space

Mine is a very basic space, but it suits me. Best are the heaps of books on my shelves, and the pictures of and by my daughter, and the bits and pieces of cluttery mementoes, like a caterpillar made from half of an egg carton, painted green and covered with sparkles. Or the framed drawings my childhood friend made for my second novel, The Perpetual Ending. I like that I am beside a window, though the view is of a balcony that needs repairing and a backyard with patchy grass and a weedy garden. On the plus side there are tomatoes ripening, and (when it’s not summer) I get to be in this space all day, alone, doing something I love.

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Wordless Wednesday 21

Every Wednesday, bloggers around the world post a photo they’ve taken that tells a story without words. I hope you like mine.

If this photo brings to mind a memory or otherwise inspires you to do some writing, please share a comment below.

 

©2013 Allyson Latta

 

View more of my photos here.

And drop in on the following writer friends for further Wordlessness:

Cheryl Andrews

Kristen de Hartog (Blog of Green Gables)

Carin Makuz (Matilda Magtree)

Elizabeth Yeoman (Wunderkamera)

 

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2013 Courses, Workshops, and Retreats – Memoir and Creative Writing

Interview with Giller Prize Winner Will Ferguson (& writing tips)

Interview with Ana Rodriguez Machado, First-Prize Winner in the 2012 Canadian Aspiring Poets Contest

Quotes on Memory & Memoir: The Age of Hope

Natalie Shahinian’s guest post in the Seven Treasures memoir series

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Wordless Wednesday 19

Every Wednesday, bloggers around the world share a photo they’ve taken that tells a story without words. I hope you like mine.

If this photo brings to mind a memory or inspires you to do some writing, all the better.

Happy holidays to you and your family — whatever and however you celebrate — and best wishes for a bright and writing-filled new year.

 

©2012 Allyson Latta

View more of my photos here.

And drop in on the following friends for further Wordlessness, or as Carin puts it, “photos with a hint of hmm”:

Carin Makuz (Matilda Magtree)

Cheryl Andrews

Elizabeth Yeoman (Wunderkamera)

Kristen den Hartog (Blog of Green Gables)

 

Recent Posts on Writing

Quotes on Memory & Memoir: The Age of Hope

16 Links for the Writer and Book Lover This Christmas

Natalie Shahinian’s guest post in the Seven Treasures memoir series

“Memories can slink, wraiths from the mist” by memoirist Chris Hazelgrove

The Stories We Tell by Blanche Howard

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Wordless Wednesday 18

Every Wednesday, bloggers around the world share a photo they’ve taken that tells a story without words. Here’s mine.

If it brings to mind a memory or inspires you to do some writing, I hope you’ll leave a comment below.

 

©2012 Allyson Latta

View more of my photos here.

And drop in on the following friends for further Wordlessness, or as Carin puts it, “photos with a hint of hmm”:

Carin Makuz (Matilda Magtree)

Cheryl Andrews

Kristen den Hartog (Blog of Green Gables)

Beth Fish (Beth Fish Reads)

 

Recent Posts on Writing

16 Links for the Writer and Book Lover This Christmas

Natalie Shahinian’s guest post in the Seven Treasures memoir series

“Memories can slink, wraiths from the mist” by memoirist Chris Hazelgrove

The Stories We Tell by Blanche Howard

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Wordless Wednesday 17

Every Wednesday, bloggers around the world share a photo they’ve taken that tells a story without words. Here’s mine.

If it brings to mind a memory or inspires you to do some writing, I hope you’ll leave a comment below.

 

©2012 Allyson Latta

View more of my photos here.

And visit my Wordless friends Carin Makuz (Matilda Magtree), Cheryl Andrews, and Kristen den Hartog (Blog of Green Gables).

 

Recent Posts on Writing

“Memories can slink, wraiths from the mist” by memoirist Chris Hazelgrove

Don’t Be Shy! Self-Promotion Tips for Writers by Susan Siddeley

The Stories We Tell by Blanche Howard

Guest posts by Suzanne Adam and Morgan Holmes in the Seven Treasures series

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012