Late Bloomer: On Writing Later in Life
Naomi Beth Wakan
160 pages | ISBN 978-1-894987-11-0
In this lively, perceptive, and encouraging book Naomi Beth Wakan shares her experiences as an older writer, from dealing with ageism to working around a sometimes erratic memory, providing valuable insights to other older writers. Along the way she collects the experiences of twelve other writers, profiling them and their achievements. In addition to Wakan's own writing, Late Bloomer contains twelve short interviews, examples of the interviewee's writing, and a reference section. This is a wonderful book, written for an older audience that has often been neglected in this genre.
Late Bloomer by Naomi Beth Wakan (Mary Ann Moore, Story Circle Book Reviews, 6/10/2008) “Many late bloomers would be happy to read Wakan's lively description of her own writing life as she shares the practicalities and the joys.”
About the Author
Naomi Beth Wakan has written over thirty books, including Images of Japan, Segues, Late Bloomer: On Writing Later in Life, Compositions: Notes on the written word, Book Ends: A year between the covers and A Roller-coaster Ride: Thoughts on aging. Her book Haiku – one breath poetry was an American Library Association selection. Her essays, haiku and tanka have appeared in many magazines and anthologies and have been broadcasted on the CBC. Naomi lives on Gabriola Island with her husband, sculptor Elias Wakan.
She was named the first poet laureate of Nanaimo, BC, in 2013.
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