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Welcome to the schedule of the 2015 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, happening May 1-3 in the beautiful and historic town of Salem! 

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Saturday, May 2 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Our Mothers' Stories FULL

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“(B)ehind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begin.” ― Mitch Albom, For One More Day

Telling our mothers’ stories helps us to appreciate the bases for our own motivations, biases, and actions. In this workshop, we’ll explore our mothers' stories, from their perspectives and also from ours as children and as adults. We will examine the influences on them and their influences on us, to understand, and celebrate or transcend their legacies. We’ll read and discuss poems about mothers and participate in writing exercises geared toward mining this fertile ground for poetry.

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Marjorie Tesser

Editor in Chief, Mom Egg Review
Marjorie Tesser is the editor in chief of Mom Egg Review, author of poetry chapbooks THE IMPORTANT THING IS (Firewheel Chapbook Award), and The Magic Feather (Finishing Line), and co-editor of the anthologies Bowery Women and Estamos Aquí: Poems by Migrant Farmworkers (Bowery Books), and Travellin' Mama: Mothers, Motherhood and Travel, forthcoming from Demeter Press.

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Amanda Hope

Poet & librarian

Saturday May 2, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hawthorne Essex Room

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