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Tania Pryputniewicz commented on the group 'Mother Writer!'
"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…"
May 17
Tania Pryputniewicz commented on the group 'Mother Writer!'
"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…"
May 5
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"San Diego Playwright Thelma Virata de Castro on retreats, motherhood, and separation anxiety (for mom) at Mother Writer Mentor: http://www.motherwritermentor.com/2016/01/03/to-our-pursuit-of-greatness-a-guest-post-by-thelma-virata-de-castro/"
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"Interview up at rkvry quarterly with poet Tina Pocha on addiction, gift of suffering: http://rkvryquarterly.com/interview-with-tina-pocha/"
Dec 16, 2015
Tania Pryputniewicz commented on the group 'Mother Writer!'
"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.…"
Dec 14, 2015
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"Poetry for Survivors, thanks to Women of Wonder for the guestblog invitation http://womenofwondercircle.com/words_as_spiral/"
Dec 14, 2015
Tania Pryputniewicz commented on the group 'Mother Writer!'
"Today's guest post is by Tina Pocha; it looks at her journey to discovering the compatibility between Motherhood and Art, writing and motherhood. Links to resources included in the post."
Oct 5, 2015
Tania Pryputniewicz commented on the group 'Mother Writer!'
"Congratulations Leza! So happy to hear about your memoir! Sounds beautiful! Offer still stands to guest post at Mother Writer Mentor, but it sounds like your plate is full! Look forward to reading your book!"
Oct 5, 2015
Tania Pryputniewicz replied to the discussion 'What was your blog post about today?' in the group Mother Writer!
"On getting fired for wearing jeans instead of a skirt as a babysitter...from the new group of poems about an Illinois commune I lived on as a child. A poem, and notes on summer with the…"
Jul 21, 2015
Tania Pryputniewicz commented on the group 'Mother Writer!'
"Remember when you could get fired for wearing jeans to babysit? a poem on the subject from my new poetry manuscript in process, over at Feral Mom."
Jul 21, 2015
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Tania Pryputniewicz commented on the group 'Mother Writer!'
"A first: all three kids are in lifeguard camp this summer. I'll be writing in that window, and teaching a poetry of forms class. Here's a post with Tarot Haiku for the Temperance card and a link to the class. Come out and play--San Diego…"
Jun 19, 2015
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Jun 2, 2015
Tania Pryputniewicz commented on the group 'Mother Writer!'
"Running Mother's Day posts all of May at Mother Writer Mentor. Today's post is a beautiful mother daughter adoption poem by Jayne Benjulian, Winter. Looking for ongoing guest posts, post-Mother's Day reflections too."
May 14, 2015

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Who I am:
Primarily a poet, I blog (at Feral Mom, Feral Writer), edit, teach (at Mother, Writer, Mentor and for Story Circle Network), and have of late fallen headlong into collaboration across genres (most recently, photo poem montages set to music). I am currently working on a book about blogging for women based on the blogging courses I teach.
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:
Labor Pains and Birth Stories: Essays on Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting
The Art of Bicycling: A Treasury of Poems
My first poetry collection: November Butterfly, Forthcoming from Saddle Road Press in 2014
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
Bite-size reviews of books and plays on my blog
Services I offer to other writers:
Transformative Blogging Courses for Women
Poetry of Motherhood
Poetry of Fatherhood
Writing Courses and One on One Coaching
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Bay Area Bloggers Society
My professional associations:
Managing Poetry Editor at The Fertile Source: www.fertilesource.com

Co-facilitator at Mother, Writer, Mentor
I found out about She Writes from:
Poets and Writers

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Balancing the Ledger of Relationships: Questions in Novelist Sandra Hunter’s Losing Touch

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 1:30pm 2 Comments

Blogger's Note:

I first met Sandra Hunter at Ghost Ranch during the 2011 A Room of Her Own Foundation Retreat. She lead us in a beautiful breath-inspired meditation. In advance of the retreat, I started a series of short Reading…


Marketing and The Poetry of Motherhood: Sustaining Your Joy Factor

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

Tucked away in the woods on dial- up for the last three years with three kids, I drank so much caffeine in town during school hours at Starbucks for free Wifi that my adrenals have yet to forgive me. Crazy, in retrospect, trying to teach on-line while the kids were in school and by night, college English, pushing the…


AROHO Reading Diary #4: An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service and An Authentic Life by Mary Johnson

Posted on October 3, 2011 at 4:44pm 0 Comments

“Mother Teresa would have called my secrets blasphemy,” Mary Johnson writes in the introduction to her spiritual memoir An Unquenchable Thirst, “but I call them freedom. I even call them love.”

Announcing The Collaboration Hub and A Story of a Poet and a Photographer

Posted on August 23, 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

The Following Mind Stretch Presentation was given at to A Room of Her Own Foundation’s 2011 Summer Retreat for Women Writers and became the seed for a new group I'll be facilitating here at She Writes titled The Collaboration Hub where collaborative pairs and others looking to partner can meet to discuss process and share resources. At the end of my presentation, AROHO retreat participants individually…


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At 3:04pm on May 11, 2015, Leza Lowitz said…

Thanks so much, Tania. I loved Barbara's post, so moving. So happy to be here with you all. Gratitude.

At 7:59pm on February 20, 2015, Julianne Palumbo said…

Thanks so much Tania!

At 11:41am on September 9, 2013, Kierie said…

Thanks Tania! I'm learning to do stuff in small bites but Some days I forget I don't have the big chunks I had this time last year!

At 5:09pm on September 3, 2013, suzi banks baum said…

Oh my golly Tania. Here is a really funny coincidence. Barbara was born in a town 20 minutes north of me and was here in the Berkshires at the Millay Colony on retreat. We had a sweet exchange. I will email you about guest blog posting. I hope your evening is lovely. I am so happy to be connected. xo S

At 5:51am on May 20, 2013, Astra Groskaufmanis said…

Thank you Tania!  I somehow missed this comment you made, but found it this morning.  I appreciate your encouragement and wish you the best with your writing and your water polo days!

At 6:19pm on May 1, 2013, Judith Newton said…

Hi Tania,  Wish you did too!

At 2:19pm on April 23, 2013, Elizabeth Enslin said…

Thank you, Tania. I'm beyond thrilled.

At 12:14pm on April 19, 2013, Shannon Vest said…

Thank you for accepting. I enjoyed your blog post and your comments on my blog made me smile. I am packing up and heading to another beach town for a couple of weeks. Hopefully I will be very productive as there are a million things swirling around in my head that need to be released!

At 9:02am on March 7, 2013, Katherine Scott Crawford said…

Hi, Tania,

Thanks so much--you're right, it IS nice to connect! Wow--what a busy house you must have. How do you find the time and willpower to write? I am still searching for that magic potion that will make family life, work, and writing all come together clearly.

I'll definitely check out your blog!

Thanks again,


At 7:43am on February 20, 2013, Norine Dworkin-McDaniel said…

PS: OF COURSE, I'd be honored to be interviewed! Any time. I have a fantastic story about how SOP came about and I'm happy to share "the process." The better way to reach me is at norined@ix.netcom.com. Looking forward to talking with you!



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