In 1914, Julia Holmes Smith, M.D. was the editor of The Memory Book, a collection of short stories, poems and essays authored by 97 members of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association. In her forward she remarked, “The marvel of memory makes of life the real high and holy thing that it is—a bond between the past and present—the prelude of the future.” The publication was a recollection of and tribute to the vision of the group of women who founded IWPA in Chicago, Illinois, in 1885.
In 2014, Marianne Wolf and Susan Brauer collaborated with members of IWPA to celebrate the memory of those hundred years since that early publication. If The Memory Book was “the bridge from the then of eighteen eighty-six to the now of nineteen fourteen” this edition of short stories, poems and commentaries are reflective expressions of the broad outlook on human affairs by today’s members.
ISBN: 9780974587813 Published by Dreamers Tapestry, Inc.
$19.95 available at iwpa.org