Motherhood: A Novel Approach

September 14, 2013 - 8:15 PM

frosch&portmann (all ages)
53 Stanton Street

Amy Shearn, Jennifer Gilmore, and Julia Fierro read from their work and discuss the puzzle of balancing writing with family life.
Amy Shearn’s second novel, The Mermaid of Brooklyn, was published by Touchstone in April 2013 and by headshot copy (1)Pan Macmillan in the UK in August 2013. The book was a Target Emerging Authors pick and a Hudson News Summer Reading selection. She is also the author of the novel How Far Is The Ocean From Here, and her work has appeared in the The New York Times, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Poets & Writers, The Millions, The Huffington Post, and on the websites and She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two small children, and curates a new reading series called Lit at Lark that you can learn more about via or @litatlark.

Julia Fierro’s debut novel, Cutting Teeth, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in May 2014. Her work has appeareJulia Fierro_01302013_14 (1)d, or is forthcoming, in Guernica Magazine, The Millions, Poets & Writers, Flavorwire, HTMLGiant and other publications. Julia is a graduate of The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow. In 2002, she founded The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, and what started as eight writers meeting in her Brooklyn kitchen has grown into a creative home for over 2000 short-story writers, novelists, memoirists and essayists. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two small but energetic young children. 


Jennifer Gilmore’s latest novel The Mothers, was published by Scribner in April 2013. She is also the author of Golden Country, a 2006 Nsmall-Jennifer-Gilmore (1)ew York Times Notable Book, a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Jewish Book Award, and Something Red, a New York Times Notable Book.  Her work has appeared magazines and journals including The Atlantic, Bomb, BookForum, The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Salon, Tin House, Vogue and The Washington Post.  She has been a MacDowell Colony fellow and has taught writing and literature at  Barnard College, Cornell University, New York University and the New School. Currently she teaches at Princeton University.

Bonus: Readings will occur during Vicki Sher’s “Always Bring Flowers” exhibit.  To learn more, click here.

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