Jokie X. Wilson - Fluxfest Chicago 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Thanks to local entrepreneur Howie Segal for joining in the Portrait Project. . . and for those who are coming into town you must make a visit to Pagliacci's Restaurant . . well worth the wait in line . . it reminds me of my days in New York.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
Thanks my friend . .Author, essayist, periodical writer, mentor, and writing instructor, Trysh wrote her first book (never published but still extant) at age six. Although she continued to write, it was against the wishes of her family who wanted her to train as a teacher. She won a scholarship to a performing arts school which gave out "second class" B.Ed. degrees at the end of the course, and continued writing - in secret. Eventually she turned this passion into a career, spending a decade in broadcast journalism and freelancing for magazines before writing Triumph: A Journey of Healing from Incest (1991, McGraw-Hill Ryerson). It opened the way to numerous opportunities to speak nationally and internationally on child abuse recovery, using writing as a therapeutic tool.
In 1998 Trysh earned a master's degree with distinction at the University of London, England. She is presently writing a book about parental-child abduction, continues to freelance for periodicals, and mentors and instructs non-fiction writers at all levels of experience. "Closet" and emerging writers remain her favourites however; she loves to help build their skills and self-confidence.
Triumph: A Journey of Healing From Incest. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, 1991.
Emily Stowe Award for Responsible Journalism, 1982.