November 01, 2019
6:00pm - 12:00pm
Roots Family Collaborative, 110 S Grand Ave, Bozeman
This one of a kind transformational weekend experience combining storytelling and free-writing to make meaning of the postpartum period with local author Molly Caro May will be hosted in Bozeman, Montana, November 1-3. Space is limited to 10 women.
Mothers often say, “I wish I’d written it down.” By it, they mean all the wild and creative things their children do and say out loud. How about what a mother is experiencing in her interior world—whether she is a new mother or a seasoned mother? This is a transformational workshop for writing that down and making meaning of the postpartum time. We will use the ancient art of storytelling and the tool of free-writing to take a deep dive into what happened for you and is happening for you as you navigate motherhood. You are going through a physical and emotional experience. The act of putting pen to paper, however, does more than document. It can change/expand/elevate your outlook. We will come together to explore the old narratives we hold onto, what our family believes about pregnancy and birth and postpartum, our relationship to body before and during and after this radical time of change, the story we want to tell our child, the story we don’t want to tell our child, and our own creation myth as told to us by our parents. You excavate what has been joyful and hard, who you hoped to be as a mother and who you are as a mother and who you will be as a mother, your fears about all of it, what this has been like with or without a partner, and who exactly is the authentic you and what does her voice sound like. By the end of our time together, your notebook will be full and your postpartum story will be your ally. You need not be a “writer.”
Women at any stage postpartum are encouraged to attend. You need not be a writer. Space is limited to 10 participants.
Weekend Workshop Commitment:
Friday 6-9 PM
Saturday 9-4 PM
$200 investment for the weekend.*
Scholarship funds will be available.
*50% of workshop investment will be required upon registration. The remainder will be due on or before October 25, 2019. Cancellations made 30 days prior to the event date, or by October 1, will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after October 1 will receive a partial refund.
For more information and registration details please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org / ATTN: Postpartum Writing Workshop.
For scholarship requests please send an email to email@example.com / ATTN: Scholarship Request -- Postpartum Writing Workshop with specific information about your desire to participate including an investment level that you feel is appropriate to your situation.
Molly Caro May is an author, teacher, and writing coach. She facilitates personal narrative workshops across the country. Her focus is voice and where language meets the animal body. Her most recent book, Body Full of Stars: Female Rage and My Passage Into Motherhood, was named a “searingly eloquent memoir” by Kirkus and excerpted in TIME and Lenny Letter. Her first book, The Map of Enough: One Woman’s Search for Place was called “addictive” by Elle Magazine. She is a recipient of a fellowship from the Taft Nicholson Environmental Humanities Center and recently gave a TEDx talk about rage and the female body. Her mission is to democratize expression and work with story as a healing tool. She spent her childhood in five countries, graduated from Middlebury College and now lives in Montana with her husband and daughters.
Find out more about Molly on her website www.mollycaromay.com