What Have I Done? Writing About Parenthood, with Emily Lackey

Now, more than ever, writers are exploring the darker truths of parenting. The failures. The mistakes. The challenges. The wonder. The worry. And the hope. In this workshop, writers will dig into the cultural myths and impossible expectations around parenthood to explore the humiliations, poignancies, and possibilities of this stage of life. Using imaginative prompts, short readings, interactive activities, and optional opportunities to share new work and receive encouraging feedback, writers will mine their parenting experiences for inspiration. Tips on submitting work to parenting publications will also be offered. This motivating session will illustrate how parenthood is the perfect muse for creative writing.

This workshop will be held online.

Saturday, November 12, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($75)

Emily Lackey is Writers in Progress’s Assistant Director. Her stories and essays have been published in Glimmer Train, Prairie Schooner, Post Road, The Literary Review, Longreads, The Rumpus, Green Mountains Review, and The Huffington Post, among others. She was a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Newnan ArtRez. After receiving her MFA from the University of New Hampshire, she taught writing at the University of New Hampshire and in the graduate writing program at Southern New Hampshire University.   Find out more at http://www.emilylackey.com

Emily Lackey