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February 4, 2007

Moms Write Motherhood / Dads Write Fatherhood

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Heads up, writers and aspiring writers who also happen to be moms and dads... The Writer's Center in Bethesda is offering a writing workshop, "Moms Write Motherhood/Dads Write Fatherhood," running eight Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting February 15. And get this - Childcare is provided on-site!

Here's a description of the class:

"A Bring-Your-Child Personal Essay Workshop (childcare provided): If you're a young mom (or dad) with a hunger to write, and an interest in shaping your experience with your child into personal essays for possible publication, this new daytime workshop run by a writing mom is for you.

The Writer's Center will provide fun, stimulating childcare for our little ones while we work close by. Join us as we read and discuss poems, essays, and stories on mothering/fathering, collect experiences and ruminations in journals, and shape these into articulate, compelling memoir. We'll write memoir in different forms -cameo, short-essays, braided-essays, framed narratives - about motherhood/fatherhood, children, life after children, family, continuity, community, connection, disconnection within society — we'll focus on both parent and child experiences.

We'll aim to create focused pieces intended for literary, parenting, and other magazines or online blogs. We'll read, explore, and study theme and technique in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction as we approach our own writing interests. We'll also explore a few venues for possible publication. Cost is $275 for members and $300 for non-members."

Posted by Sarah at 4:19 PM.