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Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Mothers & Daughters

Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Mothers & Daughters

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Mothers & Daughters: A Nonfiction Craft Workshop

Sundays, 2:00 - 3:30 pm Central Time: October 30 - November 20
via Google Meet

“She was a monster, but she was my mother.” -Jeanette Winterson

“I will say it is so: my mother’s voice is a lullaby in my cells. When I am still, my body feels her breathing.” -Terry Tempest Williams

Mothers & daughters, daughters & mothers.

The themes of these relationships have been used as material for creative nonfiction since the genre was conceived.

In this four-week workshop, we will explore essays and book excerpts from Vivian Gornick to Michelle Zaunder. We will analyze the unifying and dividing elements between each text and how they relate to our work. We will primarily (but not exclusively) look at work from the daughter perspective. Our goal is to expand our understanding of the traditional fodder of mother/daughter relationships in nonfiction and examine craft in order to more effectively explore our own experiences. We will discuss our own writing and generate material on mother/daughter relationships using prompts from the class and from discussion.

This class is best for those with an interest in work being in conversation with one another, and of course, those who want to learn, read, and write in a community!

  • Registration fee ($80) includes four 90-minute sessions
  • Participants will receive the meeting link and any relevant prep materials after registration closes
  • Each participant will also receive a print copy of Belle Point Prose #6, a micro-chap by Kirsten Reneau coming in November
  • The workshop will be capped at 12 participants
  • Our 3 fee waivers have now been claimed, but keep an eye out for future workshops in 2023


Kirsten Reneau is a writer by way of West Virginia, currently living in New Orleans. She was the winner of the Reed Magazine Challenge in creative nonfiction in 2022. Kirsten is the author of several chapbooks; her nonfiction has been featured in publications such as The Threepenny Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Hippocampus Magazine, and others.

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