Inside the Skev

Ellen Blum Barish-Skokie's Award Winning Writer

Episode Summary

In this episode, we sit down with Ellen Blum Barish. Ellen is a writer, editor and author. Ellen won the 2018 Individual Artistic Excellence Award from the Skokie Arts Commission. She also heads two literary publications. They include Thread, which contains original, long-form essays, and Stitch, a monthly publication featuring 100-word essays.

Episode Notes

In this episode, we sit down with Ellen Blum Barish. Ellen is a writer, editor and author. Ellen won the 2018 Individual Artistic Excellence Award from the Skokie Arts Commission. She also heads two literary publications. They include Thread, which contains original, long-form essays, and Stitch, a monthly publication featuring 100-word essays.

She is an award winning writer, editor and author of Views from the Home Office Window: On Motherhood, Family and Life, published by Adams Street Publishing in 2007 which is available on Amazon.

Ellen’s feature articles on a variety of human-interest topics have been published in Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune and Northwestern Magazine. Her essays have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Tablet, Brevity, Literary Mama, Full Grown People and have aired on Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ.

Ellen teaches writing at Northwestern University, StoryStudio Chicago, Ice House Gallery and privately in her Skokie home. She also works individually with writers on their memoirs, essay collections and personal essays for academic applications.

Ellen has just completed a memoir and is searching for the right publisher.
You can find her at http://ellenblumbarish.com and her literary publications at http://threadliterary.com. She blogs at EBB & FLOW and posts regularly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. She has also had many live lit shows for Thread. Past hosts have included Curt’s Cafe North, Curt’s Cafe South, Tommy Nevins, the Evanston Public Library and the Curragh in Skokie.

Save the date for Threadaversary: An Evening of Personal Stories on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Find out more here: http://threadliterary.com/readings/

I’d like to thank several people for help with today’s show. This includes my real estate brokerage, Dreamtown Realty in Evanston for helping me with my graphics for the show. I’d like to thank Industrious in Evanston for use of their space to record follow them on Instagram at @industriousevanston. And if listening to this podcast gave you the bug to buy or sell real estate, give me a call or go to my real estate website at http://www.aaronmasliansky.com And don’t forget to subscribe! Thank you.