Sticks and Stones: Memoirs About the Writing Life

  Step Up to the Open Mike   Everyone in the café heard me clear my throat into the microphone, my “hello” startling me through the loudspeaker. Fifteen years old and wearing a dress I’d made from an Indian bedspread, I delivered a quavering version of “Cameroon,” my favorite Miriam Makeba song, accompanying myself on guitar. … Continue reading Sticks and Stones: Memoirs About the Writing Life