I was fortunate to meet Barbara Field when we both presented several years ago at the Whidbey Island Writers’ Conference in Washington State. When I heard from Barbara about recent developments in her writing life, I was eager to share what she’s been up to in joining new projects. The work she tells us about will capture your hearts, foster your enthusiasm and leave you committed the importance of our work as writers.
Barbara, I am so pleased that you will be talking to Writing It Real members about your life in writing and promoting writing and how your background has connected you recently with two exciting projects, Afghan Women’s Writing Project and The Op Ed Project, that expand women’s voices through writing. Before we get to your involvement in these projects, how would you describe your career to date?
I was lucky and later desperate as a single mother, so I got to do all kinds of things. I wrote and edited for CBS about movies, Macy’s, Harcourt Brace, ad agencies, scientific entities. I freelanced, consulted, taught and currently do corporate communications and marketing for a university. But I’m always working on lots of projects.
How did you become involved in a project in which US women writers helped girls in Afghanistan write poetry and stories?
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