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Renewal: Beginning a New Season in the Mother Writer Life by Cassie Premo Steele from Birthing the Mother Writer
As the seasons turn toward spring, I am preparing for a new season in my life. After five years of writing the monthly “Birthing the Mother Writer” column, I am taking a five-month break.

What's Turning in the World by Ona Gritz from Doing It Differently
"I made my first solo drive," Ethan tells me on the phone.
It's evening and he's at Richard's apartment. Hours earlier, the two of them went to the DMV where Ethan took and passed his driving test. That's a good thing, right?

Facebook Fail by Marjorie Osterhout from Dear Marjo
...the reason I’m writing to you sounds very trivial. But it’s a thorn in my side that stings every single day. That thorn is called Facebook.


Now Reading: March 2014 by Libby Maxey
Sometimes, the books we’re reading are not books that we want to recommend.  In fact, we might not want to admit to reading them at all.

For the Love of Lemony Snicket by Patricia Zaballos
“And sometimes the writer tells what words mean,” Henry said. “Those are the parts I think you’d like.” My kid knows me well.

Writing Prompt: For the Love of Lemony Snicket by Patricia Zaballos by Libbey Maxey
What book (or books) defined literature for you as a child? Was it an influence that your family shared?


My son has been abducted by aliens by Jane Hitti

9 months after by Autumn Konopka

Riddle by Kimberly O'Connor

Astronomical Spring by Kimberly O'Connor

Four Poems by Marion Cohen


A Conversation with Brett Hall-Jones and Sands Hall by Marianne Lonsdale
Every summer for over 40 years, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley has brought together poets, prose writers, and screenwriters for separate weeks of workshops, individual conferences, lectures, panels,  and readings.


A Review of Ghostbelly: A Memoir by Katherine J. Barrett
...for Heineman, her husband, Glenn, and even their stillborn son, Thor, death does not mean the end. His name, a “silly fetal name,” was meant to be temporary, and Thor died before he was born, yet Heineman refuses to let his life come and go so quickly.

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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