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Comment by Cheryl Grant Gillespie on June 23, 2016 at 10:49am

Involved in an anthology with 4 other writers about our mothers' lives and how the times shaped them and in turn both they and societal influences created who we are as women. Would love to have comments from people about our project. Our facebook page is entitled Compassionate Journey:  Telling Our Mothers' Stores. Please visit us using the link:

Comment by Tania Pryputniewicz on June 8, 2016 at 8:33am

"At the core of Five Sextillion Atoms is the never-possible love of my own mother for my daughter and my daughter for my mother. They met in this book as they could never do in life because my mother died when I was a child..." says poet Jayne Benjulian in today's interview up at Mother Writer Mentor; post includes 3 poems, including one about adoption. We welcome guest posts by writing mothers at all stages along their writing/publishing trajectory. 

Comment by Tania Pryputniewicz on May 17, 2016 at 9:20am

Ann L. Carter writes for us today at Mother Writer Mentor about her process of writing Spiders From Heaven: A Poetic Journey into Middle-Aged Motherhood as she raised her two adopted daughters (China and Vietnam) as a single mother...just one word at at time, gathering journal entries, emails, notes in binders and culling from them. Writing My Way to a Journey of the Heart

Comment by Tania Pryputniewicz on May 5, 2016 at 6:58am
Daughter Marlene Samuels, PhD, encourages us to write down our stories for our children, and equally as important, for the public record and to set the record straight. Here's how she persevered to get her mother's Holocaust Survivor story to print. It took 18 years, but it was well worth it. Interview is up at Mother Writer Mentor:
Comment by suzi banks baum on March 25, 2016 at 7:37am

Motherhood is our common context in this group. Lyz Lenz wrote an excellent post on The Rumpus which sparkedmy response here.

What context do you write from? Does it shift, depending on your project? But, like Lyz, the context of motherhood is a permanent state of being. I'd love to hear your thoughts. xoS

Comment by Susan Conley on March 25, 2016 at 5:15am

My latest book is a photo collaboration: 52 weeks in the life of the kids on our street in Maine. 52 photos and 52 stories. It traces the year in the life of kids and celebrates motherhood. Stop Here This is the Place: A Year in Motherland is out now and will be featured in Real Simple and Downeast Magazine in May. So grateful to you all for any support you can give the book. 

Comment by Sarah Clayville on January 24, 2016 at 6:51pm

Announcing the MAW Literary Writers Boot Camp.

Join us April 4-16, 2016 for a two-week online course. Produce a literary essay on motherhood with the guidance of our editorial staff. Essays will be considered for publication. The cost is $25. Space is limited. For registration, contact

Comment by Leza Lowitz on January 11, 2016 at 4:02am

BUZZFEED gave my forthcoming novel a shoutout. Which makes it all worthwhile. I cried every day at my computer. Still much help needed in the tsunami-affected areas, and we are doing what we can.

Comment by Tania Pryputniewicz on January 3, 2016 at 1:18pm

San Diego Playwright Thelma Virata de Castro on retreats, motherhood, and separation anxiety (for mom) at Mother Writer Mentor:

Comment by Tania Pryputniewicz on December 14, 2015 at 12:28pm

Three poems for survivors, especially mothers who are survivors. I wrote poems about going into labor triggered in my first poetry collection. Thanks to Ginny Lee Taylor at Women of Wonder, guest blogged here: Words as Spiral Path: Owning My Story. Writing exercises at post's end. Would love your comments on the site. Ginny is doing powerful work.


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