Ithaca Diaries–reunion talk

Photo by Vincent Blocker, 1970

Just a note to let you know that I’ll be speaking about Ithaca Diaries at the Cornell Reunion–Friday, June 11, 2010 in Keeton Hall. 

 I’ll be describing Ithaca Diaries, how I came to write it, and what the process was like–ending with an excerpt about our insane graduation, in 1970–and some questions for which I’m still seeking answers.

At the reunion, I plan to videotape classmates about their undergraduate experiences and current views; with their permission, I’ll post tapes and photos  here–along with some of my own impressions of the goings-on.

Reunion or not, I’d love to hear from you–via email, video, photo, Webcam. You can reach me  at harris.anita  at comcast.net or comment, below. 

–Anita

Anita M. Harris is an author, photographer, journalist and communications consultant based in Cambridge, MA.Ithaca Diaries blog is a publication of the Harris Communications Group of Cambridge, MA. HarrisCom also publishes HarrisComblog and New Cambridge Observer.

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Welcome to the Ithaca Diaries Blogsite

Welcome the blog site of Ithaca Diaries–a book in progress about college in the tumultuous 1960s. 

 Ithaca Diaries is a coming of age memoir based on  journals I kept as an undergraduate at Cornell University at a time when  protests, politics, and violence engulfed me, my college, and the nation.  It’s often laugh-out-loud  funny (well, how  does an impressionable 18-year-old girl deal with Fat Phil the Wet Kisser and a revolution at the same time?)  but it also provides meaningful insight into the process of political and social change that led to many of the benefits we are reaping today.

On this blog, I’ll be writing about the process of completing and, I hope, publishing  Ithaca Diaries. I’ll ask questions, share content–and collect insight, advice, opinions and memories from everyone who happens in.

–Anita M. Harris

 Ithaca Diaries blog is a publication of the Harris Communications Group of Cambridge, MA. We also publish HarrisComBlog and NewCambridge Observer.