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Going to the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in Chicago this week? Look for these Literary Mama editors:

Friday, March 2nd
Wiliford C, Hilton Chicago, 3rd Floor

Barefoot, Pregnant, and at the Writer's Desk: Managing Motherhood and the Writing Life
Presenters: Kate St. Vincent Vogl, Hope Edelman, Jill McCorkle, Kate Hopper, Katy Read

To be or not to be a working mother? This panel considers the payoffs and the problems of writing through motherhood--or in choosing not to. These writing professionals at various stages of mothering share their personal experiences and wisdom. Is it possible to do it all? We'll explore how to make time for writing and how to know when to set it aside, how to leave the market and still reenter it. How can we best make peace with life's competing goals?

Friday, March 2nd
4:30 p.m
Continental B, Hilton Chicago, Lobby Level
North Winds, North Words
Presenters: Peggy Shumaker, Joan Kane, Nicole Stellon O'Donnell, Amber Flora Thomas, Daryl Farmer

Far beyond what travel brochures and postcards promise, far beyond warped notions spread by movies and television, Alaska lives. Five writers from all genres will read work that springs from lives in the far north: that of an Inupiaq Eskimo, an African American, a Latvian American. You'll hear the voice of a woman from gold rush days and the words of a talented fiction writer who died young.

Thursday. 12:30 - 1 p.m.
Friday. 12:30 - 1 p.m.
Saturday. 12:00 - 1 p.m.
Red Hen table

Nicole Stellon O'Donnell will be signing copies of her new book, Steam Laundry.

Can't make it to the conference this year? Check out the locations of future conferences here.

The Literary Mama Blog Editor searches for mama-centric news you can use — including information about publishing opportunities and literacy efforts; essays and writing prompts that motivate and inspire; and announcements about events, classes, and workshops. The current blog editor is Rudri Patel; read her bio here.

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