This spring, Florence Reiss Kraut, Jeanette Gould and Jeanne Chinard, students in my ‘Writing for Digital Media’ class, read their work at one of the many readings held at the Sarah Lawrence campus in Bronxville, NY.

Left to Right: Florence Reiss Kraut, Jeanette Gould, Tessa Smith McGovern, and Jeanne Chinard.

Jeanne Chinard

An award-winning advertising executive, Jeanne is Creative Director for La Prairie in New York City by day, and a poet and short story writer by night. Her blog – for women who won’t take old for an answer – is a wonder.

Listen to Jeanne’s reading: Three Short Shorts by Jeanne Chinard

Jeanette Gould

Jeanette is writing a memoir based in Miami in the 1960’s tentatively titled ‘A Fifties’ Tale’. Her writing transports the reader instantly to the sights and sounds of that place and time, and her narrative voice has a sweetness even as she describes some of the injustices she experienced in pre-feminist America.

Listen to Jeanette’s reading: A Fifties Tale EXCERPT by Jeanette Gould

Florence Reiss Kraut

Florence has been published many times and is currently at work on a collection of linked short stories tentatively titled ‘Generations’. A retired social worker, many of her stories pack a punch that would shock even the most jaded reader, but her compassion for her characters never falters. Florence blogs about the process of linking short stories HERE.

Listen to Florence’s reading: How to Make a Life by Florence Reiss Kraut

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