Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Mother Words Online with Literary Reflections Co-Editor Kate Hopper

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Mother Words Online, Winter Session 2010 - 10 weeks

February 10 – April 21

Class Description

Whether you are a new mom or a veteran, whether you gave birth to or adopted your child, in this online class you’ll learn how to take birth and motherhood stories and turn them into art. Weekly lectures, reading assignments and writing exercises will focus on telling details, character development, emotional distance, strengthening your reflective voice, and revision. You can expect to generate a number of short creative nonfiction pieces and one long piece. You will receive feedback from your peers and from me through online workshops.

Cost is $275 - $325 (on a sliding scale). Class size is limited.
Contact Kate with questions or to register.

It's been a very positive experience for students (and for me)! Many of my students have been beginning creative writers, but have gone on to publish pieces that they began in class. It's a very supportive and nurturing environment, and is open to writers of all ability levels.

Kate Hopper received her MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Minnesota. She has been the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant. Her writing has recently appeared in Literary Mama, Mamazine, Minnesota Parent, MotherVerse, and, and is forthcoming in Brevity. She is co-editor of Literary Reflections for Literary Mama, and is at work on two books: Ready for Air, a memoir about learning to live with uncertainty, which tells the story of her daughter’s premature birth; and Mother Words, a writing book for mothers. She teaches writing at the Loft Literary Center and online, and she writes about teaching, writing and motherhood on her blog, Mother Words: Mothers Who Write.

Christina Marie Speed writes poetry and creative nonfiction. Her work has appeared in a variety of online and print publications, including Caper Journal, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune Online, and The View From Here. She lives with her husband and two sons in a sunny fourth-floor walkup in Brooklyn, New York.

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