I write personal essays and memoir. My essays have won prizes, such as two years in a row from Detroit Working Writers, and I was nominated for a Pushcart in 2015.
My first book, Realizing … Continue reading >>
For years I wrote poetry here and there, publishing one or two in journals and anthologies. My main focus was academic writing, so I spent much of my time in research.
In 1995, I was … Continue reading >>
Helen Peppe's memoir, Pigs Can't Swim, is a pinnacle of family dysfunction: funny, heart wrenching, stupefying and sometimes infuriating. Her parents' insistence on nonsensical rules, old wive's tales … Continue reading >>
Welcome Faye Rapoport DesPres to my What, Why, How Series about creativity!
For much of my creative writing career I have focused on observing life in this time and place and examining … Continue reading >>
Faye Rapoport DesPres is a writer who was born and raised against a backdrop of loss, and for much of her life, she’s had the sense that she was always holding the carrot of happiness just beyond her … Continue reading >>
Do readers always assume that writers are always writing about themselves? It happens in poetry, but I didn't think it did with fiction, until I gave a public reading of an excerpt from my novel where … Continue reading >>