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Memories of Miriam

By: Mary Ann Smith
Publication: The Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 4
Date: Fall 1994

Summary: Mary-Ann Smith, director of the California Writing Project, writes of her experiences in working with Quarterly editor Miriam Ylvisaker, who has recently died of rheumatoid arthritis. Mary-Ann reflects on Miriam's brilliance, strong will, unerring eye for good writing, and undying faith in teachers who wanted to write.


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