Writing Motherhood: A Poetry Workshop

In this generative workshop we will explore the rich, complicated, and transformative experience of becoming a mother. From writing non-traditional birth narratives to experimenting with voice, form, and style, we will use different writing exercises to subvert/expand/reclaim the way we talk about motherhood, creating a new language for our identities. The goal is to celebrate our stories and come away with a fresh and grounded understanding of our new selves.

  • Instructor: Kendra DeColo
  • Length of workshop: 3 hours
  • Dates: Saturday, September 24
  • Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $50 non-members; $45 members
  • Location: The Skillery in Germantown

About the Instructor:

Kendra DeColo is the author of two poetry collections: My Dinner with Ron Jeremy (Third Man Books, 2016) and Thieves in the Afterlife (Saturnalia Books, 2014), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the 2013 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize and named “Nashville’s Best Poetry Book 2014” by the Nashville Scene. Her poems have appeared in Ninth Letter, Indiana ReviewCopper NickelVerse Daily, and elsewhere. She has received awards and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Millay Colony, and the Tennessee Arts Commission. She is book editor at Muzzle Magazine and a visiting poetry professor at Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.