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Mothers' Voices

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Mothers’ Voices: An Evening of Conversation, Storytelling & Writing

In an era when our notions of family and parenting are rapidly changing, more and more women are sharing their stories of motherhood. Author Lisa Matison Garrigues invites you to pick up a pen and join the conversation. Through storytelling and inventive writing exercises, you will learn how to use writing as both a tool for chronicling your life and a path to making sense of your experiences. And you will discover the magic that happens when mothers come together to write. Far more powerful than a solitary voice, it is through a chorus of voices that we begin to communicate our collective experience of motherhood.

Open to mothers of all ages and writers at all stages. Come on your own or with your mother, your daughter, a friend. Bring a notebook and pen. This event is Bookshop's highlight for May in our Women's Voices program.

Lisa Matison Garrigues, an award-winning writer, teacher, and speaker, is the author of Writing Motherhood(Scribner) and a forthcoming memoir. She is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center, and Hedgebrook. She has a bachelor’s in English literature from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s in English education from Teachers College at Columbia University. Lisa teaches Writing Motherhood and Writing Womanhood classes at Cabrillo College Extension. To register or for more information about her Cabrillo classes, call 831.479.6331. No registration necessary for Bookshop's event.

This free writing workshop will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs will usually be set up an hour before the event begins.