Motherhood & Words

two spots still available!

I’ve been spending the week prepping for my current Mother Words class (with a wonderful group of writers!) and my new prose revision class that starts at the Loft on Monday night. But I’ve also been reading and preparing for the Mother Words Retreat at Faith’s Lodge, which is next weekend. I can’t wait!

There are still two open spaces for the retreat and there’s still time to sign up. Join us for a long weekend of writing and reading and talking about craft and the writing life. (There will also be plenty of time for sleeping and snow-shoeing and long walks in the woods and sitting in front of the fireplace.) The retreat kicks off with a wine reception on Thursday evening. 

For more information, check out my website. To register, contact Marquetta at Faith’s Lodge at 612-825-2073 or

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with a wonderful group of mother writers and help raise money for Faith’s Lodge.

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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. Sara on February 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    writing, sleeping, snowshoeing AND wine
    Sounds delightful, but sadley not this year

  2. kate hopper on February 18, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I wish you could be there, Sara. Another year?

  3. Scheherazade's Den on February 21, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Wish I could come! too far away over here at the bottom of Australia…happy writing and teaching!