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Riehl Speaks! Gallery Talk for ” Women & Wardrobe: The Riehl Collection” at Portfolio Gallery

        TIME         August 21, 2014 (Thursday)         10:30 a.m.         PLACE         Portfolio Gallery & Education Center         3514 Delmar         St. Louis  63103         (314) 533-3323       […]

Women & Wardrobe: The Riehl Collection (20 images still available)

20 images still available! Contact Janet to reserve your image  or attend the Gallery Talk at Portfolio (3514 Delmar) on August 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.                   

When I talked, played, and sang of “Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary”

In 2006 after Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary was published, I gave a series of talks in California, Illinois, and New Mexico. In each talk I included stories, commentary, music, and poetry from Sightlines. I have these talks at readings posted on Riehlife, but checking on them now I find that the transcripts are truncated. You […]

Why Susan Tweit reads Riehlife

Looking back at my drafts from the past, I found these encouraging comments from Susan Tweit, noted author, blogger, and friend. We met through Women Writing the West and Story Circle Network. Susan Tweit writes: Riehlife nurtures connections. I think of Riehlife as a tapestry woven of the many voices you meet and hear and […]

Alton Senior High School Poetry Grant: We can do it.

Awhile back I funded an annual program that provided monthly guest presenters to talk to students in the creative writing class at Alton Senior High School. There was a fine line-up, including a presentation on the Kwansaba form developed by the Eugene Redmond writing club. The St. Louis Poetry Society administered the grant. I dedicated […]

“Passage into Elderhood—Happy 60th Birthday,” by Janet Grace Riehl

Womens Memoirs published my story “Passage into Elderhood: Happy 60th birthday” on my 2011 birthday December 29th exactly two years after I celebrated my 60th birthday by returning to Ghana. Long ago a Ghanaian friend asked me, “Janet, what kind of old woman do you want to be?” This story is the answer to his […]

11 Creative Nudges for 2011

Happy creative 2011. Here’s my first post of 2011 for Telling Her Stories, a blogging collaborative focused on memoir. My column is “Creative Catalyst” (thus the title below). 11 Creative Catalyst Nudges for 2011

Riehl ties for grand prize: Womens Memoirs kitchen scraps & holidays

Well, gosh! Heather Summerhayes Cariou and I tied as Grand Prize Winners for Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett’s Womens Memoirs Memoir Writing Contest Featuring Favorite Holidays. Heather Summerhayes Cariou’s story “The Sweet Ghost of Christmas Past” is published today on Womens Memoirs My story “Passage into Elderhood: Happy 60th Birthday” will be published soon. This […]

Happy 4th Birthday Riehlife!

Riehlife turns four years old this month. A lot has happened since August 2006. Here’s the Riehlife report card from January 2008.

Family Stories in Prose & Poetry: Hayner Library Welcomes Thompson & Riehl

Father-daughter team Janet Riehl & Erwin A. Thompson present “Family Stories: Prose & Poetry” on April 25th at 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Hayner Library in Alton Square Mall, 132 Alton Square. Family stories shape our lives. Erwin A. Thompson and Janet Grace Riehl reflect on the power of memory […]