Searching for Nannie B.: Connecting Three Generations of Southern Women
Nancy Owen Nelson, a writer and poet, whose fascinating book, SEARCHING FOR NANNIE B, chronicles her incredible search to connect three generations of Southern women, beginning with her grandmother, who died giving her mother life, and how that tragedy affected the generations that followed. She joins Enterprise Radio to tell us about her journey.
The episode of Enterprise Radio is in association with the Book Author Channel.
Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Nancy Owen Nelson discuss the following:
- What compelled or caused you to pursue information about your grandmother?
- Did you run into any obstacles? What challenged you in this process?
- This search and the writing seem so serious. Were there any fun times? Humorous happenings?
- What surprises did you encounter? What did those discoveries teach you about yourself?
- Who is your audience? Why would anyone read Searching for Nannie B?
Nancy Owen Nelson is the editor of Private Voices, Public Lives: Women Speak on the Literary Life, The Lizard Speaks: Essays on the Writings of Frederick Manfred and a co-editor of The Selected Letters of Frederick Manfred: 1932-1954.
Nancy earned her bachelor’s degree in French and English from the Birmingham-Southern College, and both a master’s degree and doctorate in English from Auburn University.
She currently teaches at Henry Ford College and conducts workshops in memoir for Springfield Arts Music and Literary Organization in Michigan. Nancy resides in Dearborn with her husband, Roger D. Zeigler.