I’m doing a writing workshop for teenage girls!
What does it mean to you to be a girl? To grow up in a female or female-identified body? To have the experiences of girlhood at a moment a woman is running for President of the United States? What are the pressures and opportunities afforded to girls in 2016? Join MSU professor and writer Robin Silbergleid for a writing workshop just for girls, ages 12-17. We’ll read some short pieces of writing about girlhood and write some of our own. Refreshments will be provided. Workshop is limited to 15 participants.
Program date: Saturday, July 23, 1:30-3:00pm @ East Lansing Public Library
Very excited to give a reading and workshop with ART of Infertility and University of Michigan Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1-3 pm
Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch, The Secret Lab
Flyer forthcoming! In the meantime:
The University of Michigan Center for Reproductive Medicine and ART of Infertility bring you this 3-part program for individuals and loved ones grieving reproductive loss. Lindsay Brennan and Lesley Farrell, Clinical Social Workers from the UM Center for Reproductive Medicine will discuss coping strategies for grief and loss. Robin Silbergleid will share excerpts from her recent book of poetry, The Baby Book, which documents her journey from infertility treatment through parenthood. She will also lead participants in a short exercise for expressing their own experiences through imaginative letter writing. And, Maria Novotny and Elizabeth Walker, founders and curators of ART of Infertility, an infertility artwork, oral history and portraiture project and traveling exhibit, will guide participants in the making of personalized keepsake boxes. Some pieces of visual art and writing from ART of Infertility’s permanent collection will also be on display throughout the event.
Publication date for The Baby Book is November 3! You can pre-order on Amazon or buy direct from CavanKerry Press.
For folks in the mid Michigan area, I’ll be doing a reading and book signing at Everybody Reads in Lansing on November 5 at 7:00 pm. Join me!
Join me and The Art of Infertility project for a writing workshop, June 14, 1-3.
Women Write the Body
How can you use writing to talk about the body? To express what has been silenced? To explore what it means to be female? To grieve bodily traumas and losses? To celebrate its triumphs? Its fallibilities and quirks? The Art of Infertility project invites you to address these questions in a writing workshop led by Robin Silbergleid. In this two-hour workshop, we will read and discuss short pieces of writing by published writers as well as produce writing of our own. No formal experience in writing is necessary; we welcome women-identified writers of all stages.
You can learn more about The Art of If here. Or follow on Twitter #artofif or @artofif
email me at silberg1 (at) msu (dot) edu or Elizabeth at inf0 (at) artofinfertility (d0t) org for more information or to register
The event is tentatively slated for MSU Wells Hall 607, 619 Red Cedar Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824. Check back for updates!
Next up: a reading from Frida and workshop on ekphrasis at the MSU Center for Poetry. 7:00 pm, Mar 5 Lookout Gallery in Snyder-Philips. Free and open to the public!
I’ll be doing a reading from Texas Girl, The Baby Book, and other things on 7:00 pm at the MSU Main Library.
For those of you in mid-Michigan, I will be doing a reading from Texas Girl, and workshop on writing the body at Gago Wellness/Gago Center for Fertility on December 13 at 3:00 pm, in conjunction with the Art of Infertility exhibit. Please feel free to email me for additional information.
Hard to do the whole “book tour” thing as a single mama. But I do have a few things lined up:
October 23–Toronto; I’m on a keynote panel at the Mothers, Mothering, and Motherhood in Literature conference. Official (belated!) launch of Texas Girl. And I’m giving a paper tentatively titled “Queer Mothers, Heterosexual Narratives: Pregnancy and Plot in Contemporary Women’s Memoirs.”
November 17–Ann Arbor, MI; so excited to be reading at Literati!
January 29, 2015–MSU Michigan Writers’ Series, co-sponsored by my colleagues in GenCen
Happy to try to add other events to the calendar, esp. in Michigan, Illinois, or, of course, Texas! email me at silberg1 (at) msu (dot) edu.