A creative writing group for moms*

Thursdays, 9:30-11am PST on Zoom

April 21, 28 & May 5, 12, 19, 26 

Limited to 8 participants




And/And/And is a defined space (in digital fabric) and time (in your calendar) with a loosey-goosey interior. This is by design: the needs and desires of our group will shape how our time together unfolds. 


A basic structure gives us room to improvise. Each week presents a theme related to motherhood. We’ll read, write, talk, and listen to each other think and process around those themes. We’ll look at some writing by others about the experience of motherhood, including (perhaps) Julia Kristeva, Toi Derricotte, and Grace Paley. And we'll use our reading and conversation as springboards for in-class writing. In these shared processes, we will witness, support, encourage, and stimulate each other in our creative lives as art-makers and human-raisers.


This is not a traditional workshop in which we critique each other’s writing, reading and responding to work outside of workshop. The time commitment is the meetings themselves, during which we expect and welcome the realities of family life. (Those "interruptions" can become part of our co-creations.) Outside "homework," including readings and writing prompts, is always optional. During our time together, you can expect to begin at least a half-dozen new pieces, deepen your thinking, and connect meaningfully with others.


This workshop is especially well-suited to those who are feeling artistically isolated or depleted; who feel creatively stuck, listless, or lost; and/or who crave an artistic community with other writers who are also mothers.*


Week 1: Isolation 

Week 2: Rage

Week 3: The Sacred & The Banal

Week 4: Ecstasy & Joy

Week 5: Embodiment

Week 6: Ambivalence


*To mother is a verb, to bring into being via creative actions that look different to each of us. 

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