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Wendy Mnookin: Much More Than A 'Jewish Writer'

Writer Josephine Carr of CarrTalks sits down with Wendy Mnookin for an inspirational interview. Radiating humor and wisdom, Ms. Mnookin shares her interests and fears, which inevitably become inspiration for her own writing. When asked if she would describe writing to be her calling or her career, Ms. Mnookin responds: "I feel that writing is my calling and teaching is my career. I write because I have to: that's how I attend to my world, how I understand and organize experience. I love my teaching, more so as I get older and feel I have more to share with my students, but I can envision a time when I will no longer teach. I can't envision a time when I won't write." Ms. Mnookin describes the journey she embarked on in becoming a writer, revealing her decision-making process from law school to almost-forest ranger to author. Her advice for aspiring authors? "Make the space. Find the time. Write." You can read more of Ms. Mnookin's advice, as well as what brings her joy,  right here. You can get your hands on her most recent poetry collection, The Moon Makes Its Own Plea, right here. Image courtesy of
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