IN PERSON Motherline Writing
Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 10-2pm MT
Instructor: Victoria Bailey
MEMBER PRICE: $90.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $120.00
Rewards, Risks & Recommendations
Motherlines can be rich resources for creative inspiration, yet their reach is not always linear and can often be tangled. Informed by Creative Writing PhD by practice research, this workshop provides information about experienced ‘real’ and perceived ‘potential’ rewards and risks of – and recommendations for – exploring motherlines in and through creative writing.
Prompted by creative writing exercises, participants will explore, reflect on, share and discuss (at their discretion) the richness of motherlines as herstorical sources of story and creative inspiration, as well as the potential practical, ethical and emotional aspects and impact of writing into and about motherlines.
This is an in person class held at the Alexandra Writers Centre Society.
Victoria Bailey has recently completed a Creative Writing PhD by practice program. She has a graduate certificate in Creative Writing, as well as certificates in Desktop Publishing and Technical Writing. Her writing has been included in a wide variety of anthologies, magazines and journals. She has taught in post-secondary settings and provided feedback on writing in a variety of capacities. Along with Dr. Andrea O’Reilly and Dr. Fiona Joy Green, Victoria is co-editor of the anthology Coming Into Being: Mothers on Finding and Realizing Feminism (Demeter Press, June 2023).