MILESTONE

The memoir writing class Anne teaches in Bayside, NY, was originally scheduled for three days. It has just celebrated the start of its fourth year!

She edited Expressions, a selection of the students' writing, and wrote the introduction to the book.


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B I O G R A P H Y

Anne Hosansky's books include the memoir Widow's Walk, Turning Toward Tomorrow, Ten Women of Valor, Role Play. and a children's book, Maya's Magical Adventures.. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications; including Family Circle, Newsday, Women Today, Bereavement Magazine, Institutional Investor, The Best of Weight Watchers Magazine (anthology), etc. Her short stories and poems have been published in the US, Canada ,England and Israel. She wrote the feature copy for the best-selling Weight Watchers cookbooks and was ContributingEditor of "Caring Today" for four years.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS

First place winner in The New York Poetry Forum contest for the poem "Fanny Brawne Afterward" (about Keats' beloved).

"Leah, " a poem about the Biblical matriarch, published in POETICA magazine. The sister poem "Rachel" won a "Highly Esteemed" rating from the Israeli publication"The Writer's Drawer."

"MINUS SIGNS, "a short story, accorded Honorable Mention in a Glimmer Train contest..



SPEAKING ENDORSEMENTS

"If ever you have an opportunity to hear Anne Hosansky speak, seize it. Her communication of the trials and triumphs anyone can experience in the aftermath of the death of a loved one is, in a word, powerful. Anne spoke at a meeting of Fortune 500 executives. They were awed and renewed by her presentation, as was I."
-- Betty Beene, Former President, United Way of Tri-State

"It was my great pleasure to have shared programs with Anne Hosansky at Cancer Care and the 50-Plus Expo in New York. Beside her expertise as a writer, she is an accomplished speaker who has an incredible ability to connect with audiences."
-- Dominck Bonanno, Program Coordinator, Cancer Care, Inc.

"We were enchanted with her wonderful presentation. She is charming and vivacious and left us with uplifted spirits in a time of uncertainty."
Rita Wechsler, Cultural Affairs Chair, Womanspace of Great Neck, NY

"Her rapport with the audience was exceptional. Any organization that invited her to speak would be blessed with a meaningful, engaging and pleasurable experience. Anne is a Class Act!"
- Joy Leffler,Vice President, Hillcrest JC, Flushing, NY