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"THE MEMOIR"
January 13-16, 2000
JANE O’REILLY

JANE O’REILLY (Moderator) now lives in Vermont, where she leads an idyllic life gardening, walking the dogs, teaching a course in memoir writing, publishing the town newspaper, being a Justice of the Peace, etc. She was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, graduated from Radcliffe College, and spent thirty years in New York City. She has a son, a daughter, two granddaughters, two dogs, and plans to be a mezzo soprano in her next life. At various times and stages, she has been a contributing editor of New York Magazine, one of the founders of Ms. Magazine, a contributor to Time, a columnist for Vogue, a syndicated newspaper columnist, a travel writer, and a regular reviewer for the Sunday New York Times book review section. She has published two books: The Girl I left behind: The Housewife's Moment of Truth and Other Feminist Ravings and No Turning Back: Two Nun's Battle with the Vatican Over Women's Right to Choose, written with Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey. She is at work on Clothing the Ghost, a book on writing, for Algonquin Press. She is also an Honorary Board Member of the Key West Literary Seminar and has been a panelist on Journalism and Travel Writing.

      BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • The Girl I left behind: The Housewife's Moment of Truth and Other Feminist Ravings
  • No Turning Back: Two Nun's Battle with the Vatican Over Women's Right to Choose, written with Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey.
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