Interesting new book on writing and motherhood - two of my favourite subjects - launching next month in Montreal. Double Lives, edited by Shannon Cowan, Fiona Tinwei Lam, and Cathy Stonehouse
But I couldn't help wondering if a launch for a book about writing mothers should make some provision for daycare? Hmm?
Here's more about the book at the McGill-Queen's University Press site.
Oh and hey, a contest! You have about twenty-four hours left to enter. What are you waiting for?
Anyone who has lived the life of an artist while raising a family is intimately familiar with the unique challenges and
rewards this lifestyle presents. We want to hear your stories. McGill-Queen’s is inviting all parents, mums and dads,
who are also artists – writers, visual artists, performing artists – to submit a piece of creative writing, (500 words or less),
about your personal experiences as artist / parent. How do you balance parenthood with your artistic practice?
Did your work change after you became a parent? Any words of wisdom for other artist parents?
Please email your submission to our publicist by 15 April 2008.
Five winning entrants will receive a complimentary copy of Double Lives, and have their story posted on the McGill-Queen’s web site.