About Shanti Bannwart

Shanti Elke Bannwart received an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. A Life-Coach in private practice in Sante Fe, NM, she is also a clay artist educated at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Visit her website here.

Lust for Life

The following is excerpted from Chapter 7 of Dancing on One Foot: Growing Up in Nazi Germany by permission of the author. On May 8, 1945, a radio announce­ment declared the end of World War II and the women of the neighborhood got very busy. They made huge pots and bowls full of green peppermint … Continue reading

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Interview with Memoirist Shanti Elke Bannwart

None of us know the full impact of our stories, only that we are compelled to write them. Shanti Elke Bannwart, author of Dancing On One Foot: Growing Up In Nazi Germany, says, “Creating art is dangerous. It strips you naked and stirs the deep waters of self-doubt; it pokes your nose into the gap … Continue reading

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