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Writer Mother Monster

Lara Ehrlich

Writer Mother Monster is a conversation series devoted to dismantling the myth of having it all and offering writer-moms solidarity, support, and advice as we make space for creative pursuits. Hosted by Lara Ehrlich, author of ANIMAL WIFE (Red Hen Press, 2020).

Recent Episodes

Writer Mother Monster: Lan Samantha ChangMay 15, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Sadie Hoagland, “I write dark things. Once I had children, I became more careful; if I’m gonna engage with darkness, I’d better do it for a good reason and with a sense of responsibility.”May 07, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Deesha PhilyawMay 07, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Stephanie Burt, "I was raised with the expectation that I would excel in a career and have time left over for kids, rather than the reverse, because the people who raised me didn’t know I was a girl."April 25, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Kim McLarinApril 24, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Riché Barnes, “Black women have had to come up with strategies for the survival of their children, families, and communities. It’s a toolkit passed down through the collective memory of Black mothers.”April 16, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Special Episode, Writing Motherhood & Miscarriage with Shannon Gibney & Kao Kalia YangApril 03, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Jennifer Chen, "My greatest pieces have come out of places of vulnerability and shame and fear.”March 27, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Rosanna Warren, “The book that I started in 1985 just came out in 2020, if that gives anybody courage to keep on going.”March 11, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Meagan McGovern, “Just because other people figured out how to use hangers doesn’t mean I’m ever gonna figure it out.”March 05, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Beth Ann Fennelly, "My daughter came home from daycare smelling like another woman’s perfume. I had this sense of betrayal."February 26, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Kristin Bair, “Every Facebook moms’ group has a provocateur.”February 20, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Lori L. Tharps, “My mom would tell me about a patient who lacerated his liver on the escalator because he didn’t tie his shoes.”February 13, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Ann Hood, “When I was in labor, I was judging the Barnes and Noble First Book Award.”February 03, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Rachel Zucker, “The person who made Candy Land should be killed.”January 28, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Elle Nash, “I loved being pregnant in Arkansas.”January 18, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Lyz Lenz, “Labias to the wall, ladies!”January 14, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Creating Community for Writer-Moms, with Scribente Maternum, “I’m for women being just a little bit selfish.”January 14, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Melanie Conroy-Goldman, “Motherhood turns you into a milk cow.”January 07, 2021 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Katie Gutierrez, “I was surprised at the depth of my anxiety.”December 17, 2020 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Daria Polatin, “There’s only so much pie, you know?”December 07, 2020 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Katie Peterson, “Dolly Parton and Obama are really good grownups.”November 20, 2020 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Tzynya Pinchback, “Getting cancer made me a better writer.”November 12, 2020 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Liz Harmer, “I’m interested in my own desire.”October 28, 2020 Episode artwork Writer Mother Monster: Blair Hurley, “It’s a powerful desire to become.”October 22, 2020 Episode artwork