The Mother of All (Mother-Memoir) Writing Workshop


Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


We all have stories to tell and feelings to explore about our relationships with our mothers. Listen to others’ stories and write your own in this day-long workshop led by Vicki Addesso, Susan Hodara, Joan Potter, and Lori Toppel, co-authors of the collaborative memoir Still Here Thinking of You: A Second Chance With Our Mothers (Big Table Publishing, 2013). After presenting short readings from their book, the women will lead participants in writing their own short memoirs about their mothers, which they will then share with the group.

Saturday, 10/18/2014 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Joan Potter

JOAN POTTER is a writer and teacher whose work has been published in magazines, newspapers, literary journals, and anthologies. Her most recent book is African American Firsts: Famous,  Little-Knownand Unsung Triumphs of Blacks in America (Kensington, January 2014).

Lori Toppel

LORI TOPPEL’S work has appeared in The Antioch Review and Del Sol Review , with a short story forthcoming in The Atticus Review . Her stories have been finalists in The Cincinnati Review’s Robert and Adele Schiff 2013 Awards and the Glimmer Train Fiction Open. Her first novel, Three Children (Summit Books, 1992), was nominated for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award.

Susan Hodara

SUSAN HODARA has been teaching memoir writing workshops since 2002 and writing memoir for nearly 20 years, resulting in the publication of her work in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, and most recently, the collaborative memoir Still Here, Thinking of You: A Second Chance With Our Mothers. She is also a freelance journalist who writes about the arts for publications including the New York Times, Communication Arts, and others. She and her husband live in Mount Kisco and are the parents of two grown daughters.

Vicki Addesso

VICKI ADDESSO began writing memoir in 1998 and is working on a collection of short stories. Her work has been published by Damselfly Press and Stories From the Kids.

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HVWC in Sleepy Hollow
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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$175 - Members
$190 - Non-Members

Presenter: Joan Potter, Lori Toppel, Susan Hodara and Vicki Addesso
Presenter Phone: (914) 332-5953

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