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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5 Responses

  1. Nancy Gustafson says:

    Dear Viga,
    What a wonderful surprise to hear your lovely voice read this story. Thank you so much. You read it beautifully. I hardly know how to thank you enough for your generosity toward other writers.

    • Viga Boland says:

      Thanks Nancy. Given the stumbles over words, I’m glad you don’t want to thump me LOL. I do what I do because I love genuine talent and believe it should be seen, heard, read. So few get any exposure. I’m happy to help them get a little. It gives me purpose and fulfillment. Who can ask for more from life?

  2. Ian says:

    That passage at the end was a fantastic way to tie up the story. It’s really hard to realize how formative a childhood is, that you are shaping how a person turns out down the road. This is probably my favorite story so far on this podcast, and I’ve gotten to hear tales of Irish fiction and Australian memoirs, two of my favorite places. Thank you very much for this.

    • Viga Boland says:

      Wasn’t it just wonderful Ian? And yes, memoirs like SALVATION just reinforce my belief in both the power and importance of writing stories like this one. Thanks for your incredible support of Memoirabilia podcasts.

    • Nancy Gustafson says:

      Thank you, Ian. I’m so happy that you enjoyed this story about my husband and his brother. My husband, Jan, has looked honestly at every scar and used it to bring healing to himself and others.