Projects and Progress

Recent projects include finishing the edit of the manuscript, Joe’s Violin: A Survivor Remembers.This memoir is by Joseph Feingold, my uncle, is based on his escape during WWII to Siberia and coming to America. The last chapters describe his surprising adventure as an icon of hope after he donated his violin, bartered in a German DP camp in 1946, to a Bronx schoolgirl during a WQXR music drive. The story, Joe’s Violin, is the subject of an Academy Award nominated film in the short documentary category. We are currently in the publishing process (print on demand,). Stay tuned for progress and availability. Visit www.joesviolin.com to see the film.

An inspirational card deck (52 cards) with co-author Andrea Adler was just completed. It focuses on unique, contemplative practices to enhance the entrepreneurial and creative spirit. Right now it’s with a publisher who does beautiful work. I can’t announce more than that just yet, but will soon.

I’ve worked with several writers to edit and prepare their work for publication. As a writer, I find “writing buddies” keep me from getting too lonely writing; we hold each other accountable. Buddies are friends with purpose and trusted allies, the glue and heart of a writing community.

For information about ongoing and new classes, writing groups, and phone sessions, contact me on the website form or via email sheilaklewis@gmail.com.