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Barbara Rady Kazdan
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In 2010, after my planned retirement from a social change career followed by the sudden loss of my husband, I was floundering. Then a phone call brought an invitation to contribute to an anthology of upbeat stories. That invitation opened the way to a new endeavor: creative writing. Since then I've been studying the craft and, through personal essays, sharing the takeaways of my life experiences with readers of anthologies, literary journals and online publications. Current project: A book on widowhood.

Barbara Rady Kazdan

The author of creative nonfiction, in her encore career Barbara draws inspiration for her work from personal experience and reflections about contemporary life. Writing in a conversational, sometimes whimsical, always candid voice, her work offers readers practical suggestions and empathetic insights drawn from her life experience. Her subjects include retirement, widowhood and relationships, past and present. Since these life passages involve significant adjustment, she invites her readers to "achieve change together."

Barbara began writing nonfiction when invited to contribute essays to two anthologies: Contagious Optimism and 10 Habits of Highly Optimistic People. She studies the craft at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland and in a memoir group of accomplished writers led by Sara Taber, author, literary coach and teacher.

Barbara earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Michigan and completed the Management Program at the Jones Graduate School of Administration, Rice University. She is a national board member of Humane Farm Animal Care.

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