Writing of Witness
with Elizabeth Rosner
Pamela Powell was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the day after a blizzard. A former sailor and boat captain, she has been working on a memoir for over a decade revolving around the stormy beginning of her life and her search for her absent father. A surprising DNA discovery turned her quest in new directions, including exploring the dimensions of time, memory, and intergenerational trauma. The author of The Turtle Watchers (Viking/Penguin, ‘92), a novel for children, numerous articles, short stories, anthology selections, and poems, she is a single mother of two and is in the life-changing process of moving north to a new home in a co-housing community in Vermont. She is an alumna of Under the Volcano.