Motherhood & Words

Hey, for all of you local writers and moms and dads, please join me tomorrow night at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis for Mother Words: A Reading by Mothers Who Write. I will be reading from Ready for Air, and I will be joined by Nanci Olesen, public radio commentator and host of MOMbo, the wonderful radio resource for moms, and Bonnie J. Rough, award-winning essayist and Loft instructor, who will read from her memoir about genetic heredity.

Where: The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

When: Wednesday, June 27th, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

The reading is co-sponsored by the Loft’s Local Motion Reading Series, MotherTalk, and MOMbo.

Come and bring friends!

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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. Melissa on June 26, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    Oooh! I’m pretty much the opposite of local, but it sounds like a great time. Have fun!

  2. Mandy on June 27, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    Good luck at your reading, Kate!

  3. Sari on July 3, 2007 at 11:12 am

    Loved the reading! You were awesome.

  4. kate on July 5, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Thanks, ladies! And thanks, Sari, for being there. It meant so mcuh to me!