Writing Women's Lives
Telling the stories of women's lives, either our own lives or those of others, is a fascinating and rewarding enterprise. But sometimes it is hard to overcome our fears. In this workshop, we will explore the challenges of writing the lives of women. What do we leave out? What do we include? What role could silence play in these narratives? Writers of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry are all welcome.
Charlotte Gordon is an award-winning author whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Magazine, among other publications. Her latest book, Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley (Random House) won the National Book Critics Circle award. She has also published Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Story of America’s First Poet (Little, Brown) and The Woman Who Named God: Abraham’s Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths (Little, Brown). A Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Endicott College, she has been a frequent guest on radio and television. www.charlottegordonbooks.com.