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Join Us for a Facebook Chat on Writing and Motherhood

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Literary Mama is excited to chat on Facebook this month. We invite you to join us on Thursday, October 20, throughout the day to answer questions regarding motherhood and writing.

Our focus will revolve around the increasing rhetoric in parenting and when to draw the line on what we write about our children. The Literary Mama staff will be happy to chat with you regarding the following questions:

*Are there any subjects you won’t write about your children? Why?
*Is writing about our children exploitative? How do we quantify this statement?
*How do we reconcile our need to write and children’s privacy?
*Are general topics (birth stories, birthdays, milestones) always acceptable to write about?
*If mother-writers determine a topic is off-limits, what does this do to writing as a whole? If vulnerability is a key in writing, then what role does censorship play in straddling the fence between the two?
*Have you regretted anything you’ve written about your children?
*If you obtain your child’s permission before publishing a piece, do you feel like this is an adequate way to approach the dilemma?

Mark your calendars now and join us next week for our Facebook Chat. Chime in on this important discussion throughout the day.


Rudri Bhatt Patel is a former attorney turned writer and editor. Prior to attending law school, she graduated with an MA in English with an emphasis in creative writing. She is the co-founder and co-editor for the literary journal, The Sunlight Press. Her work has appeared in The Washington PostESPNBrain,Child MagazineRole RebootMothers Always WriteParent.CoPhoenix New TimesRaising Arizona Kids and elsewhere. She is currently working on a memoir about the Hindu culture in the South.


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