Memoir Writers Tell Their Stories and Talk about Their Craft

Category: Authors
Location: Adrian Lamb Room


Four women from very different backgrounds formed a writers group, and in the process, found themselves unexpectedly writing about their mothers. While they did so, not only did their understanding of one another deepen, but their perceptions of their mothers were transformed as well. How well do we really know our mothers?  With humor, tenderness, pain, and sorrow, Still Here Thinking of You taps into the universal, deeply rooted, connection between mothers and daughters.

Lori Toppel and Susan Hodara, along with Joan Potter and Vicki Addesso, are the authors of Still Here thinking of You. Lori Toppel is the author of Three Children, a novel about an American family living in Puerto Rico, and Still Here Thinking of You. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Toppel lives in New York with her husband and children.

Susan Hodara is a journalist, memoirist, and teacher. Her short memoirs have appeared in a variety of literary journals and anthologies; one was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her articles are published in The New York Times, Communication Arts, and other publications. She has taught memoir writing since 2003.

Join us at 12:00 noon in the Adrian Lamb Room.  Registration is required, as refreshments will be served.


Library patrons with hearing disabilities can now enjoy the Library programs held in the Lamb Room by accessing the assistive listening technology available. Our T-Coil hearing loop provides access to clear, crisp sound by tuning a hearing aid to its t-coil channel or by using one of our available portable hearing receivers with headphones.  Please ask our staff should you need assistance with this service.