Archive for July, 2018

Travel Memoir Gold Winner: Mideast Uprising

Monday, July 30th, 2018

By Sharon Kreider Before the internet, Google, or cellphones, the journey overland from Europe to Asia took time, ingenuity, and more than a little courage. Travel through Turkey, Iran, and Syria can be difficult today but was especially challenging for a young, white twenty-year-old woman touring these regions alone in the 1970s. In February 1977, […]

Most Unforgettable Character Silver Winner: Hung, the Boat Woman of Hue

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

By Maxine Rose Schur I raised the expectation, You shook your head sadly. Like fish in water and fowl in the air It’s not easy to meet… I saw you off on your way And felt hundreds of jumbled feelings. —Nguyen Binh (1918-1966) For years I had loved the words “Perfume River.” I imagined sailing […]

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