Motherhood & Words

Please come down to The Loft Literary Center at the Open Book in Minneapolis tonight for the 4th Annual Mother Words Reading featuring the wonderful Hope Edelman and Bonnie J. Rough.

Where: Target Performance Hall, Open Book
When: 7 – 9 p.m.
There will also be a special opening act by Darcey Engen, Maria Asp, and Nanci Olesen — a brief sneak peak of their new show, I’m Telling.
It’s free, so bring your friends and stay for the reception following the reading. I hope to see you there!
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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. Leightongirl on October 7, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Good luck!!! I'm sure it will be amazing.

  2. Andrea on October 7, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    sounds fantastic…would love to be there.

  3. Mary on October 7, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Sounds like to much fun! Hope you plan to write about it here!

  4. Myrna CG Mibus on October 8, 2010 at 8:50 am

    It was a wonderful event. The readings were fabulous!! I'm so glad I got to meet you in person, Kate.

  5. Kaethe on October 8, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I second Myrna's thoughts! It was a terrific reading. All three stories were incredibly compelling. My mind usually wanders at readings but I was hanging on every word. It was terrific to hear a small portion of your memoir, Kate. I can't wait to read the book. Thanks for organizing such an important event.

  6. Ines on October 11, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Congratulations, Kate. I wish I lived there….