Motherhood & Words: Giving Voice to Mothers’ Love, Loss and Laughter
Being a mom can evoke the highest and lowest of emotions, sometimes all at once! Each year Minneapolis author and writing teacher Kate Hopper brings writers to Motherhood & Words at The Loft Literary Center to read from their latest works about their lives as mothers. Each year Mom Enough offers the recording of that event as a special gift to you.
Listen to fiction writer Kathryn Trueblood read her poignant and funny short story about a woman balancing her own health issues with parenting her rebellious teenage son; Kate Hopper read about a recent trip in which she grappled with gender roles and what it would mean for her daughters to be raised in the small Costa Rican village where she lived 20 years ago; and Kao Kalia Yang read a powerful new piece about losing her first son in a very late miscarriage, something she finally is able to write about now that she has a daughter and is looking forward to the birth of twin sons. Perhaps you’ll be prompted to write a story of your own! There’s a little salty language in a couple of spots in this recording, so don’t let your little ones listen. We didn’t want to censor these terrific authors.
Which of the writers’ stories resonated with you in terms of your own experience as a mother? Why? What specific feelings or memories did these readings trigger for you? Leave a comment below!
For Kate’s website, click here.
For Kathryn’s website, click here.
For Kao’s website, click here.
For Motherhood & Words, click here.