The Hattie Project

Harriet E. WhitcherThe Hattie Project is my ongoing transcription of the Great Plains diaries of my great-aunt Hattie, who wrote daily (yes, literally, every single day) from 1920-1957. The adventure began as a family project and has grown into something bigger, a passion project that is taking shape as the book that only I can write.

Found Poetry

I am currently using National Poetry Month (April) as a way to explore using Hattie’s diaries as found poetry: poetry taken and adapted from existing writing:

Flash Narratives

I also occasionally share some of the Hattie Project in the form of Flash Narratives, short flash piece that are sometimes creative non-fiction, sometimes historical fiction, but always based on Hattie’s words and life. Most of the flash narratives here are no longer than 500 words:

For more background information on Hattie’s diaries, see these posts and sites. For your interest, feedback, and encouragement, Hattie and I thank you.

June 7, 1942: A Surprise on William

The Glorious Fourth of July


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The Hattie Project — 4 Comments

  1. Hi Lisa, I’ve been looking at your “Hatties Diarie” and find it quite interesting. I notice the date is 2011…are you still sending it out? I’m very interested as William J Whitcher was my grandmothers cousin! Was wondering if you had any photos of him and his family among all the diaries? I hope to hear from you via email sometime. Great work!!

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