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Nora Raleigh Baskin ’83

Mining Memories

When COVID-19 forced the cancellation of in-person events, many of our alumni, like novelist Nora Raleigh Baskin ’83 (literature), stepped in to help fill the void. For eight weeks, she co-hosted with the Alumni Association a writing workshop called Mining Memories and Finding Your Voice, challenging participants to dig deep, take risks, and find the inner bravery at the core of all writing.

Baskin is the author of fourteen novels for young adults and a contributor to several short story collections. Her personal narrative essays have appeared in numerous magazines. She received the 2010 American Library Association Schneider Family Book Award for Anything But Typical (S&S), and in 2016, an International Literacy Association Notable Books for a Global Society for Ruby on the Outside (S&S). Baskin has taught creative writing classes for both adults and young adults for over twenty years.

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