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I'll let their stories speak for themselves, and for me.

I’ll let their stories speak for themselves, and for me.

Profile photo of Barbara Buckles Barbara Buckles
Artist, writer, storyteller, spy. Okay, not a spy…I was just going for the rhythm.

I call myself “an inveterate dabbler.” (And my husband calls me “an invertebrate babbler.”) I just love to create one way or another. My latest passion is telling true stories live, on stage. Because it scares the hell out of me.

As a memoirist, I focus on the undercurrents. Drawing from memory, diaries, notes, letters and photographs, I never ever lie, but I do claim creative license when fleshing out actual events in order to enhance the literary quality, i.e., what I might have been wearing, what might have been on the table, what season it might have been. By virtue of its genre, memoir also adds a patina of introspection and insight that most probably did not exist in real time.

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Characterizations: moving, well written

Comments

  1. Betsy Pfau says:

    Exactly! Speak their names!

  2. Marian says:

    Very powerful, Barb. We can use our communication skills when our feet fail us to lend our energy to protests.

  3. Suzy says:

    Not only are you saying their names, but you made your profile pic black! Very effective!

  4. John Shutkin says:

    Really effective and moving, Barb. A terrific concept.

  5. Laurie Levy says:

    Barb, this says it all. Say their names… and say NO!

  6. Tremendously moving BB, like reading the names on the Vietnam Wall, and the names of Covid 19 fatalities, and counting to six million to remember the nameless victims of Nazi genocide.

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