Marilyn Bousquin
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Who I am:
After working as a technical writer and editor and keeping a diary for twenty years, I earned my MFA in creative nonfiction from Ashland University in 2011. I am currently working on a memoir titled Searching for Salt, which explores my identity as a mother. I am also working on a series of essays that explore the question What does it mean to be a woman? I have a passion for women's narratives and how these narratives both record women's literary history and also voice the female experience.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
An excerpt of Searching for Salt is forthcoming in Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers by Kate Hopper. Berkeley: Viva Editions: 2012.
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
My review of Bring Down the Little Birds: On Mothering, Art, Work, and Everything Else is upcoming in Literary Mama
Services I offer to other writers:
Writing Women's Lives classes and mentoring programs
My professional associations:
I am a reader for River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative.
I found out about She Writes from:
an online search for women writers

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At 11:11am on June 6, 2013, Amy Jo Sprague said…
At 11:06am on June 6, 2013, Amy Jo Sprague said…

Oh it's coming along.  I kinda was hoping you'd read this little excerpt of my memoir here

if you're not busy!! it's short :)

At 10:55am on June 6, 2013, Amy Jo Sprague said…

Hi Marilyn, so glad we could connect here!!

At 10:40am on March 5, 2013, Tania Pryputniewicz said…
Hi Marilyn,

I am enjoying your writing the Obsession Notebook concept. I use something similar for blogging, but call it a synchronicity and blog seed journal. Good to connect. Will look for your other message now.
At 8:40pm on August 2, 2012, Michele Tracy Berger said…

Hey Marilyn,

You're so welcome--let's compare notes down the line after you finish Spending!



At 9:21pm on August 1, 2012, Michele Tracy Berger said…

Hi Marilyn,

My writing teacher told me about this wonderful book--I'm thinking of using it in my women and creativity class and thought you might know of it, or be interested:

Spending by Mary Gordon, a man approaches a relatively famous female painter and says "I'll be your muse and give you everything that you say women artists need to thrive." Incredible premise and great commentary about the lives of working female artists.

I've just started it and it is spellbinding. I knew of Mary Gordon, but have never read any of her works before now.



At 5:55am on June 5, 2012, Michele Tracy Berger said…

Hi Marilyn,

I just left a comment about your recent post on Virginia Woolf and women killing their "angels". Great post and I enjoyed looking at your website.



At 4:30pm on April 18, 2012, Marybeth Holleman said…

Thanks for the link, Marilyn. Interesting to hear about that AWP panel; did you go to it? Seems we could propose something that takes off from where they left off.

At 5:14pm on April 16, 2012, Marybeth Holleman said…

Hi Marilyn, I have some ideas but am not wedded to them. Thinking something about the difficulties of writing about our own experiences mothering, particularly writing about our own children - how to get the distance not to portray them too idealistically, as mothers are apt to do (or too critically, which can also be common). Sounds like you have been to some at AWP recently. Would love to hear your ideas for a panel as well.

At 12:10pm on April 16, 2012, Nichole L. Reber said…

Hey, I'd love for you to use some of that for our next SubMiss chat in a few weeks. I'm pulling out a few sources on rejection-- giving and taking it. Share some of your work on it. The ladies will love it!




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