One of the surest signs that Spring is coming is the increased talk about motherhood. One of the most interesting discussions of mothering if from Kate Hopper and her contributors in Use Your Words: A Writing Guide to Mothers, including Chitra Divakaruni, Judith Lee Crosfield, and Hope Edelman. Use Your Words has received the most 5-star reviews of any Viva Editions book and has been nominated for the Midwest Book Award for one of the best books of 2012 by a midwesterner.
Join Kate at these events, and keep an eye out for more upcoming:
3/6-9: AWP Boston
4/13: Arapahoe Literary Festival, Denver, CO
5/4: The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN
5/17-20: RiverTeeth Nonfiction Conference, Ashland, OH
6/17-21: Motherhood and Words Retreat, La Pointe, WI
"Part writing workshop, part anthology, part mothers' group between two covers. Use Your Words is a readable, powerful call to the page for every woman in the process of giving birth to herself as a writer." -Katrina Kenison, author of The Gift of An Ordinary Day and Mitten Strings for God
Kate Hopper holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota. She teaches writing online and at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. Kate has been the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, and a Sustainable Arts Grant. Her memoir, Small Continents, is about the power of stories and learning to live with uncertainty in the wake of her older daughter's premature birth. Her other writing has appeared in a number of journals, including Brevity, The New York Times online and Literary Mama, where she is an editor. Visit her website at http://www.katehopper.com/.