Writing Our (M)Others, Our Monsters, Ourselves
with Nina Boug Lichtenstein
Sunday, April 23, 10:00 – 13:00
We all come from our mothers, and herein lies the challenge: of course we love her, even if in an abstract way, because she gave us life, but the complexities of mother-daughter relationships seem to have no end. This is what makes it such a fertile place from which to dive into our creative writing. In this workshop, we will explore how our mothers have impacted our lives for better or worse, who we are and have become, or are becoming as we age, as a result of this bond/origin/relationship. Together we will read (m)otherly writing and write, share, respond to each other’s writing, and talk about how our mother-writing can be an important channel for our emotional well-being and coming to terms with all the complexities that necessarily fill relationships to our (m)others, our monsters, ourselves. Open to all levels, all genres.
Details: 420nis if you register by April 1 and 460nis subsequently; non-refundable if you cancel within one week of the workshop and your place cannot be filled.
Nina Boug Lichtenstein is a native of Oslo, Norway who lives in Tel Aviv and Maine. She holds a PhD in French literature and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program. Her writing has appeared in Tablet, The Forward, Lilith, The Washington Post and Hippocampus, among other places. She is currently working on a memoir titled ‘My Body Remembers.’