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The 11th Annual Motherhood & Words Reading: A Special Mom Enough Production

photo of 11th Annual Motherhood & Words Reading featured writers Susan Ito, Shannon Gibney and Judy Batalion with host Kate HopperAuthor and writing teacher Kate Hopper invited a select group of women writers to read from their work at her 11th Annual Motherhood & Words Reading at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. Kate’s mission is, in her own words, “to highlight the amazing writing out there by women about motherhood.”


As in years past, Mom Enough is proud to bring you this recording of this year’s event, featuring: Shannon Gibney, educator, activist and author of See No Color, winner of the 2016 Minnesota Book Award in Young People’s Literature; Judy Batalion, New York-based comedian and author of White Walls: A Memoir about Motherhood, Daughterhood and the Mess in Between; and Susan Ito, Bay Area performer, author of The Mouse Room and co-editor of A Ghost at Heart’s Edge: Stories & Poems of Adoption. Make yourself a cup of tea and sit back and enjoy the work of these outstanding writers!


What stood out for you in the readings in the 11th Annual Motherhood & Words Reading? Were there issues or experiences in these authors’ work that resonated with your own experience as a mother? What made you think in new ways about the lives of mothers of different backgrounds and life circumstances than yours?


For Kate’s website, click here.

For Shannon’s website, click here.

For Judy’s website, click here.

To learn more about Susan, click here.

For Motherhood & Words, click here.

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  1. Megan on May 13, 2017

    I absolutely love the content of your podcasts, but frequently have a hard time listening because the audio is very quiet. It would be great if you could work to improve the audio quality. Thanks for all the work you do on this wonderful parenting resource.

  2. Stacy on May 15, 2017

    Thank you for your comment, Megan!

    It was common for this year’s dynamic Motherhood & Words speakers to hold the microphone while reading, causing some of the sentences to trail off. Our sound engineer, Nick, already has a plan for improving the sound quality for next year’s recording.

    Please let us know if you are experiencing issues with our other shows, which are recorded in-studio or via a phone. We want to know if that sound quality is an issue for you.