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retreat recap

By Kate / March 3, 2011 /

I wanted to write about the retreat on Monday, but as soon as I arrived home, I had to shift gears and dive into class planning and prep. But I want to take some time now to say what an amazing weekend it was. Friday and Saturday mornings were both spent in group craft meetings…

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mother words retreat, day 1

By Kate / February 25, 2011 /

When I arrived at Faith’s Lodge yesterday afternoon, the ground was covered in fresh snow, the sky was that brilliant winter blue, and the sun was illuminating the Aspen trees exactly the way it did last year—as if their peeling bark had been engulfed in white flames.  I took one deep breath of cold fresh…

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responses to memoir prompt

By Kate / February 22, 2011 /

Head over to The Red Dress Club today and check out all the wonderful responses to the memoir prompt I provided last week. I’m in heavy-prep mode for the Mother Words Retreat, which starts this Thursday, but I’m going to try to read all of the responses by the end of the week. If you…

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memoir prompt

By Kate / February 18, 2011 /

I’m over at The Red Dress Club again today. I’ve provided their weekly memoir prompt. Check it out and feel free to link to your response on Tuesday. I’m going to read as many responses as I can. Happy writing!

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two spots still available!

By Kate / February 17, 2011 /

I’ve been spending the week prepping for my current Mother Words class (with a wonderful group of writers!) and my new prose revision class that starts at the Loft on Monday night. But I’ve also been reading and preparing for the Mother Words Retreat at Faith’s Lodge, which is next weekend. I can’t wait! There…

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AWP recap

By Kate / February 7, 2011 /

I always mean to do an extensive recap of my co-panelists’ presentations, but then the panel is over, and I’m so relieved to be done that it’s had for me to remember what was said. Okay, not really. I remember what everyone said. But this time it was more challenging to remember what I said…

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upcoming classes and retreats

By Kate / January 26, 2011 /

January is flying by, which is hard to believe since I spend most of day closeted in my tiny office. But I’m so busy getting ready for AWP and my winter and spring classes that all the sudden I glance at the clock and it’s time to walk down to the bus stop to get Stella. Here’s what…

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proud

By Kate / January 18, 2011 /

Cecilia, one of my talented former Mother Words students, has a wonderful piece in Cassie Premo Steele’s Birthing the Mother Writer column at Literary Mama this week. Lovely writing, Cecilia. If you don’t read Cecilia’s blog, you should. She’s so fabulous. Congratulations, Cecilia!

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2011 mother words writing retreat

By Kate / December 6, 2010 /

There are still a few spots available for the 2nd annual Mother Words Writing Retreat at Faith’s Lodge. When: 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 24 – 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 27 Where: Faith’s Lodge, Wisconsin We’ll write, share our writing, discuss challenges with craft, and have time to connect with other mother writers in…

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fall classes at the loft

By Kate / August 25, 2010 /

I can’t believe fall is right around the corner. Everyone (Stella, Zoë, D.) will be back in school next week, which will be disorienting. But I’ll have time to finish the revision (please, please) and gear up for my fall classes, all of which I’m really excited about. This is what I’ll be teaching: Mother…

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