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Parenthood on the Page: A Creative Nonfiction Workshop for Caregivers with Brian Gresko


Six Sessions

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm October 15 to November 19, 2019

It’s challenging enough to write our own life stories, but when we add our kids to the mix, the prospect can seem especially daunting. Our protective instincts hinder our ability to write incisively and with honesty, but this workshop will show you how to relax those inhibitions and tell your parenting stories with verve. We’ll discuss parenthood as an intersectional space, the zone where our identities, values, and politics are enacted and embodied, and we’ll analyze strategies of how to unpack and examine these elements in essays. Special attention will be paid to the challenges and responsibilities of creating characters of our children in our work, and we’ll discuss where and how to pitch publications when the time is right.

All levels welcome!


Taught by

  • Brian Gresko is the editor of When I First Held You: 22 Critically Acclaimed Writers Talk About the Triumphs, Challenges, and Transformative Experience of Fatherhood (Penguin, 2014). His fiction, essays, and interviews have appeared in numerous publications, most recently Poets & Writers, Electric Literature, and The Literary Hub.