Mommy Dearest/Daughter Darling: Putting Words In Her Mouth. (Michelle Herman, Kathryn Rhett, Cade Leebron, Meghan Daum, Maggie Smith.) Whose story is this anyway? Women writing about their daughters and women writing about their mothers—and a mother and daughter pair of nonfiction writers who frequently write about each other (that would be me & Cade) and thus offer an unusual lens on the question of “story ownership” and point of view—come together across the genres to talk about the challenges, joys, pressures, and consequences of exploring these relationships in both poetry and prose with real-life examples of writing and publishing experiences. I can’t wait to hear what everyone has to say!
Kathryn & Cade at Chernobyl, August 2016, selfie by Cade