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Saturday, April 7 • 10:30am - 11:45am
5: Writing Like a Parent, Parenting Like a Writer

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"Taking care of ourselves, we give ourselves the energy and clarity to take care of our children." ~Julia Cameron
It can be hard to balance book babies with *actual* babies. How do creatives find the time and mental energy to continue artistic pursuits when parenting demands so much of both? How do we hold space in our lives for these dual identities of "writer" and "parent"? One way is to use tools from each identity to inform the other. We will explore how other writers and artists have dealt with this issue and talk about our own challenges as parenting writers/writing parents. Through writing exercises and discussion, we'll brainstorm fresh approaches to time management, staying inspired, re-aligning expectations, and being artistic role models for our kids.

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Allison Hoch

Fiction Writer & Marketing Coach
Allison Pottern Hoch is a writer and event coach with over eight years of experience in marketing, publicity, sales, and event planning. She spent four years promoting academic titles at The MIT Press before she went to work for Wellesley Books as a bookseller and event coordinator. She organized, hosted, and promoted over 150 events during her tenure, ranging in size from intimate workshops and lunches to multi-media events with over 700 attendees. She worked with veteran authors, celebrities, and debut authors alike. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing from Carnegie Mellon University where she coordinated the Adamson Visiting Writers series. Allison is currently working on her first novel, drinking many cups of tea, and chasing after her two young children. You can visit her website for more information on her workshops and coaching services at... Read More →

Saturday April 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Winthrop Room - 4th Floor

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