Now that the kids are in school and my schedule has opened up a bit, I’m turning my attention to writing and teaching. Registration is now open for my fall online Motherhood & Words class. Here are the details:
Motherhood & Words Online
Thursday, September 26 – Monday, December 9 (10 1/2 weeks)
Whether you are a new mom or a veteran, whether you gave birth to or adopted your child, in this online class you’ll learn how to take birth and motherhood stories and turn them into art. Weekly lectures, reading assignments and writing exercises will focus on telling details, character development, emotional distance, strengthening your reflective voice, and revision. (Use Your Words will be the primary text for the class.) You can expect to generate two to three creative nonfiction pieces, and you will have an opportunity to revise and expand one of these into a longer piece. You will receive feedback from your peers and from me through online workshops. I will also read and comment on an additional 10 pages of writing outside of class. This class is open to writers of all ability levels! Join this online community of mothers who are interested in writing about motherhood!
Cost $350. Please e-mail me at katehopper [at] msn [dot] com if you have any questions about the class or would like to register. Limited registration. Please spread the word.
Also, if you weren’t able to make it to the 7th Annual Motherhood & Words Reading with Katrina Kenison and Caroline Grant at the Loft Literary Center last May, don’t worry. You can listen to it now as a Mom Enough podcast. Thank you once again to Mom Enough for making this possible.