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Nov 24, 2022

In today’s episode, Sherry Paprocki interviews Estelle Erasmus on crafting powerful personal essays.

Estelle teaches writing at NYU, Writer’s Digest, in one on one coaching, and in writers’ conferences nationwide, including at the ASJA Conference, Writer’s Digest Conference, Hippocamp, and more. She is the...


Nov 17, 2022

In this episode Estelle Erasmas and Sherry Paprocki speak with Tess Clarkson, a death doula.

Tess practiced financial regulation law in New York, danced in Riverdance on Broadway, and performed in Michael Flatley’s productions across North America and in London. She holds a B.A. from Loyola University Chicago,...


Nov 10, 2022

In today’s episode Estelle Erasmus and Sherry Paprocki discuss the topic of writing about people. 

This is a topic that Estelle and Sherry really know a lot about since both of them have written stories about people in their life. They discuss their best tips for do and don'ts when it comes to writing...


Nov 3, 2022

In this episode Estelle Erasmus and Sherry Paprocki speak with Andrea King Collier. 

Andrea is an award-winning author, journalist and photographer based in Lansing, Michigan. 

Much of Andrea’s work focuses on health equity and health policy. She is an award-winning essayist and memorist. Her work has appeared in The...