Student Showcase

Here we proudly feature students of all ages and in various genres. Many are the product of Susan Hodara‘s memoir class or Beth Hahn‘s students of fiction; some are also featured in the coinciding Student Showcase published monthly in the Hudson Independent newspaper serving our neighboring Rivertowns. Enjoy!


I Got Nothing! by Susan Barocas

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Distractions. Momentary no longer. The strains of late-breaking events – which break all day – beckon, absorb, hijack my attention and time. Checking Twitter, acknowledging frequent news bulletin beeping on my phone, refreshing the Times and Washington Post for...

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The Talent Show by Susan Barocas

My third-grade teacher was a firecracker. Young, pretty and vivacious, Miss Kroll made learning fun.  Every day following traditional lessons, we’d push our desks to the side of the classroom, and she’d plug in her portable record player and teach the class to dance. ...

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Lost by Bonnie Chwast

I often think about a favorite brown and tan houndstooth scarf I lost in a garage a few years ago as I hurried home from work, hands full and my mind on other matters. It was made of soft merino wool and big enough to be a shawl.  I liked to wear it on cold days over...

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