Cary and I first learned about The Write On Mamas from Janine Kovac, who has been a regular attendee of Cary’s writing workshops over the past few years. In addition to being an exceptional creative talent, Janine has an amazing spirit and energy, and is one of those rare people who can bring people together and make magic happen. Here’s what Janine has to say about the Mamas:
The Write On Mamas are a group of 32 writing moms (and one dad!) who meet monthly in Mill Valley, California to write and exchange feedback. Each meeting we have a guest speaker from “the industry” talk shop with us. Cary Tennis was our very first guest at our inaugural meeting in February 2012 and let our first writing workshop in January of 2013.
Since the group was founded, we’ve read at Litquake, Lit Crawl, the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Women’s Literary Series. And in 2014, we’re publishing an anthology of our essays—scenes and thoughts from our lives as mothers and writers. (One of our essays was born in Cary’s January workshop!)
Our moms (and dad) range from published authors to journalists to bloggers to avid journalers. We also have a collection of “satellite moms”—Write On Mamas who live in Maryland, Minnesota, Oregon, and Canada.