Writing desk with baby changing pad
Summer 2019 Workshops
Online (New!)
Offered through One Lit Place
Thursdays 6/13– 8:30–10p Eastern
Writing Through Motherhood helps mothers maintain, establish, or re-establish their writing practices (and writerly identities) through a time of significant change. In weekly meetings that are part writer’s group, part mothers’ group, participants will gather to support each other as writers and mothers, and to explore the ways those roles inform, challenge, and fortify one another.

Over the course of our eight online meetings, through reading, writing, and discussion via video conference, participants will:

  • Examine and debunk some common cultural narratives about who writers are, what they need to be creative and productive, what they write (and don’t write) about, and how motherhood intersects with these;

  • Gain a toolbox of writing and time-management strategies that respond to both the unique creativity and sensitivity of new parenthood and to very real changes in schedules, sleep patterns, and lives at-large;

  • Set writing goals, and hold themselves (and each other) accountable to meeting those goals;

  • Design a flexible, sustainable writing practice that responds to their changing lives, and that will carry them through this period and beyond;

  • Use writing to process and understand their experiences of parenthood;

  • Receive and contribute to the support of a community of writers and mothers—a community with the potential to continue and thrive after the workshop ends.

Sign up at One Lit Place.