Thursday, April 05, 2012

"TINA'S STORY" draft completed

   Wrote a draft of "Tina's Story," a short nonfiction piece about a woman my spouse Eileen I met in northern Nicaragua in 1992 who shared leadership in a base-community cooperative there. This was a region that constantly faced invasion by U.S. supported "Contras," who were also responsible for the deaths of her daughter and husband during an onslaught into Tina's cooperative and a nearby village. About 1,000 words. 
   Read the story aloud at "Wide Open Floor" at the Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga, TN. It moved ...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm curious about this post as my grandmother's name is Tina and I think this story may be about her!
Was her full name Florentina, by any chance? Was the community Lagartillo?
I don't want to ask any more questions as I don't want to give too much away on a website, but I think it may have been my grandmother!

Wes Rehberg's Writing Blog said...

Yes, it is she. We met her through Jennie Atlee-Loudon and Tom Loudon at Lagartillo.