Motherhood & Words

I’m sorry I’ve been quiet this week. Zoë has been home sick the last two days with a fever, which means very little work time for me. And of course she’s sleeping next to me because I’m deadly afraid she’ll have another seizure.

You probably wish you could hang out with me in person right now, don’t you? I’m super cheerful and well-rested and ready for the world. Well, maybe not.

But I am excited about this performance I’m going to see tomorrow with my friend, Diane:

I Swear I Can Fly! is a collection of tall tales about flight, birth, parenthood, and strange encounters of everyday life in the first year of becoming a parent. Written and performed by Francine Conley-Scott.

Friday March 12, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 13, 2pm
Saturday, March 13, 7:30pm

WHERE: Dreamland Arts, 677 Hamline Avenue, St Paul, MN – (651) 645-5506

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I have been teaching creative writing for almost twenty years. Reading about other women’s lives and experiences has expanded my world. To be able to walk in someone else’s shoes, whether it’s for a moment or an hour or a few days, is an incredible gift, providing me with insight into the human experience. It takes courage to write your truths, especially if it doesn’t seem as though anyone cares, as though anyone is listening. Let me tell you: your stories matter, I’m listening, and I’m here to help you find the heart of those truths, to get them down on the page, to craft them, and to send them out into the world. Together, we will change the world, one story at a time.


  1. Carrie Pomeroy on March 12, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Are you going to the matinee or evening performance? This is right in my neighborhood and looks interesting.

    Don't know if I can get away to see it or not, but it would be fun to see you if I can manage it. . .

  2. Elizabeth on March 12, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    I'm sorry to hear that Zoe is sick and will keep my fingers crossed that her fever stays low and she doesn't have a seizure.

  3. cath c on March 14, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    sorry she is sick…hope she feels better by now!

    that sounds like a fun show.