Rebecca Bruns Memorial

Rebecca Bruns Memorial

Rebecca Bruns, a founding member of BATW and one of our shining stars, had her trajectory cut tragically short by illness. That she remains a muse to many of us is a testament to both her brilliance and her generosity of spirit.

Rebecca was a mentor in the true sense of the word, working hard, achieving success and sharing her every secret about writing, marketing, motivation. In BATW’s fledgling years, a small number of aspiring writers gathered monthly at one another’s homes, to hear manuscripts in progress read aloud. Rebecca’s were invariably spellbinding, yet so too was her agility at helping others bring their work to a new level. She wrote, as she lived, with passion, honesty and creativity. Her metaphors, like her adventures, were gutsy and original.

To an exceptional friend, teacher and writer, we dedicate this webpage on the 10th anniversary of her passing.

Carol Canter
December 2004

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  1. David Gula Sep 19, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Carol, I think you are the person I met back in 79 / 80. I lived with Rebecca on 28th St. as her roomate. I think you came to vist a time or two. I remember Rebecca well, and have very fond memories of my time there. Somewhere up in a box, stored in a room in some corner is buried a copy of “Magical Places” written by Rebecca and another person. I’m going to have to go up there in the next day or two and check it out.

    My regards

  2. H Rawls Nov 4, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I knew Becky as a freelance writer in New Orleans in the 1970s. She was such a sweetheart! I remember her paintings better than her writing. I have several of her ink & water color semi surrealistic works. She lived in the French Quarter and once worked briefly as a table top go-go dancer on Bourbon St. Her travel adventures began during that time, and she returned from her first travel-writing trip to Mexico with many works of art inspired by the trip.
    May she rest in peace and her memory never fade!

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