A recent book review in the New York Times began with this: “No subject offers a greater opportunity for terrible writing than motherhood.”
That review reminds me that writing about mothering is just like mothering itself – fraught with judgement, whether it’s from family or neighbors or the media. It’s right up there with education as media’s go-to when we’re not in the midst of an election or scandal or disaster or tragedy.
And so, at the Associated Writing Program’s annual…Continue
I'll be joined by Hope Edelman, Kate Hopper, and Caroline Grant at AWP in Boston on Saturday, March 9 for our panel presentation and lively discussion of "My Son is Perfect: How to Write (Honestly) About Your Own Kids." I came up with the idea for this panel because this is something I've struggled with. My kid - I adore him - and when he was little, well, I thought he was - perfect. So, how to write honestly? Space. Closeness and Distance. Come to our panel, or stay tuned here for more.…Continue