Motherhood & Words

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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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 January 18, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Oh, Kate, YOU are the best!! xoxo

  2. Alexis on January 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Have just visited Cecilia's blog, some lovely posts – thanks for the tip Kate, I'll be back.

  3. Sarah on January 18, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Hear, hear!

  4. Lisa on January 20, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Speaking of your Mother Words classes, I want to take your online spring session. How can I make that happen? Could you shoot me an email?

    AND- Congrats Cecilia! That's awesome. 🙂