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Writing Motherhood: Memoir Workshop
May 22, 2021 @ EST 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm$75
Member Price: $65
1 Session, 2.5 hours
Deadline to Register: May 21, 5 pm
Instructor: Sally Bittner Bonn
Telling our stories is how we make sense of our lives, how we hold memories, how we celebrate, grieve, and wrestle with what we don’t understand. Being a mother is complex any time—and there is no doubt that this pandemic has challenged mothers in new and different ways. It also has exacerbated age-old challenges. In this workshop, we’ll look at examples of motherhood stories written through lenses such as race, disability, and pandemic parenting, and use these as jumping off points to examine craft and tell our own stories. In this mostly generative workshop we’ll engage as a virtual community of mothers through writing prompts and discussion.
Sally Bittner Bonn is a writer, performer, and teaching artist who has been teaching creative writing and presenting her own work publicly for over 15 years. Her work has been published in various anthologies and journals, as well as on Poet’s Walk on University Avenue. Sally promotes disability awareness through her writing (www.oscar-go.org) and speaking engagements, as she shares stories of raising her son who happens to drive a power wheelchair.
Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants.