the reading, the reading

By Kate / October 14, 2010 /

I have been meaning to post about the Mother Words Reading for a week now. But the days have been vanishing before my eyes. I have been busier this last week than I have been in a long time (and of course it’s not as if I’m usually lolling around the house eating bonbons). I’ve…

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By Kate / October 7, 2010 /

Please come down to The Loft Literary Center at the Open Book in Minneapolis tonight for the 4th Annual Mother Words Reading featuring the wonderful Hope Edelman and Bonnie J. Rough. Where: Target Performance Hall, Open Book When: 7 – 9 p.m. There will also be a special opening act by Darcey Engen, Maria Asp,…

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mother words week at cribsheet!

By Kate / October 4, 2010 /

I’m thrilled to announce that it’s Mother Words Week over at the StarTribune‘s Cribsheet blog. I know many of you are regular readers of Cribsheet. If you’re not, you should be — May and Kay are fabulous! This year’s Mother Words week features essays from my online Mother Words students, and it’s being kicked off…

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3rd annual benefit for hunger

By Kate / September 20, 2010 /

I have never gone to bed hungry. My children have never gone to bed hungry. But countless children in the United States do go to bed hungry, every night. What are we going to do about it? September is Hunger Action Month. Here are the facts: * 50% of the households that benefit from food…

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blogging is writing

By Kate / September 15, 2010 /

I mentioned in my last post that I spent Saturday at the MN Blogger Conference, and I need to do a recap of the day here because it was such an amazing event. The space—CoCo MSP—was lovely and intimate (which was perfect for the conference, though I know many people who wanted to be there…

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4th Annual Mother Words Reading

By Kate / July 14, 2010 /

I am thrilled to announce that authors Hope Edelman and Bonnie J. Rough will be joining me in Minneapolis for the 2010 Mother Words Reading! Thursday, October 7 – 7 pm The Loft Literary Center Open Book, Minneapolis Hope Edelman is the author of five nonfiction books: the international bestseller Motherless Daughters (1994), which was…

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for the running mamas

By Kate / June 2, 2010 /

I spent last weekend at my mom’s cabin in northern Minnesota with my family, and it was just what I needed. The weather was gorgeous on Saturday (think mid-July heat and sun), so I decided I’d take a day and not work at all. (I clearly have an unhealthy relationship with my computer if it’s…

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a week of readings

By Kate / May 4, 2010 /

I’m coming off an awful case of strep throat, which turned me into a serious whiner last week. But I’m back to normal now—with only an occasional whine here and there—and I’m excited about a couple of readings I’ll be going to this week. On Thursday evening, I’m going to take my mom to the…

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meredith winn on etsy

By Kate / April 20, 2010 /

My wonderful blog friend, Meredith Winn, who is a talented writer and photographer, has just opened up her etsy shop! Check out her amazing work here. And don’t forget to submit your “what no one told me” haiku here. Don’t be scared. It’s three lines. Come on.

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goodbye ARM, hello motherhood institute

By Kate / April 14, 2010 /

I’m sure some of you have heard that the Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) has been forced to close its doors. ARM was established in 1998 and was the first international feminist organization devoted specifically to the topic of mothering and motherhood. With members from over 20 countries around the world, ARM reached across…

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