Motherhood & Words

mother words week at cribsheet!

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 with a lovely piece by Cecilia, who writes the wonderful blog, Only You.

Please check out Cribsheet each day this week for a new essay. And congratulations to my wonderful students!

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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. Cecilia on October 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Thank you, Kate!!

  2. The Empress on October 4, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I look forward to reading from these talented women.

    I also want to know more about your online writing classes.

    I'll hop around, and what an exciting venture you have here.

    Thank you for the extra work , for all women writers, finding their voice.