Viga Boland

Viga Boland is the author of 4 memoirs. She mentors memoir and creative writing groups for the Hamilton, Ontario Public Library. She is also a paid speaker at conferences on child sexual abuse. Viga blogs and podcasts from her site at MEMOIRABILIA, from her personal author's website, VIGA BOLAND, and on her latest site for writers of all genres, VIANVI.

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9 Responses

  1. David Shaw says:

    This memoir from Deborah has to be the most picturesque description of a ‘rites of passage’ moment I have read. Spoken with obvious affection for a teenage love that could have been something other than just a fond memory. I hope that Deborah has been happy in spite of that ‘lost love’. Thank you.

    • Viga Boland says:

      Thanks David for listening and commenting. I absolutely love Deborah’s reading of her short memoir and hope she’ll do some more for Memoirabilia. I was so touched by her story that I plan to use it as a writing prompt in an upcoming creative writing workshop I’m running. And by the way, I still have some more of yours I’ll be sharing over next few months. sTay tuned!

    • Deborah Holzel says:

      Thank you, David, for your lovely comment. This was my last innocent crush before I entered the messy world of adult relationships, which is why it seems so sweet to me. I’ve written about that messy world and its aftermath in my memoir ‘Blue’. It’s on Amazon, and I’d love for you to read it.

      • Viga Boland says:

        I’m glad you stopped by to read David’s comment Deborah. You have several more to enjoy now too. I also played this piece for my memoir writing group today. They loved it.

      • Viga Boland says:

        And here’s another comment left for you at Facebook, Deborah: “What a charming story, told with a beautiful and soothing voice. I hear wisdom in her work.”

  2. Gulara says:

    Delicious!!! I love the story, I love your voice (both writing and recorded) and I did not want the story to end. Exquisite! Please, more.

    • Viga Boland says:

      Wow…what a lovely comment to leave for Deborah, Gulara. Thanks so much. Not often listeners ask for more. Go for it Deborah. And Gulara, we’re awaiting yours too!

  3. Cindy Keiger says:

    Love it! We’ve all been there, haven’t we? But to describe it with such truth and beauty is a gift. Bravo, Deborah!