Saturday, August 10, 2019

Washington, D.C., Fall Workshops

I'm excited to be offering three workshops this fall in D.C. Follow the links to register today through the hosting organizations!

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to email me (chloemiller(at)gmail(dot)com.

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Creative Memoir Writing Workshop
Five Wednesdays: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2
10 a.m.  - 12 p.m.
hosted by Politics & Prose bookstore (5015 Connecticut Avenue NW)
Click through for the course description and to register.

Point of View: Who? You? Me?
Tuesday, October 8 (one evening workshop)
6:30 - 8:30 pm
hosted by Moonlit
Click through for the course description and to register.

Write & Illustrate a Picture Book (For Kindergarteners and their Grownups)
Saturday, November 23 (one morning workshop)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Click through for the course description and to register.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Poem Almost Seven Months published in Crack the Spine Literary Magazine



Thank you to Crack the Spine for publishing my poem Almost Seven Months. I hope you'll click through to read the full issue!

Our child turned six this spring. I wrote the first draft of this poem when he was almost seven months old. This is all to say, keep writing, parent-writers! It might take even longer than the long time it took to write and publish before becoming a parent and that's ok. Just keep writing.


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

If You Give a Mom Some Wi-Fi… published in Mock Mom (Sammiches & Psych Meds)


Thanks to Mock Mom (Sammiches & Psych Meds) for publishing my latest piece, "If You Give a Mom Some Wi-Fi..." And, of course, thanks to the amazing children's book author Laura Numeroff for her series, "If you give a ...", which inspired the piece.

Here's to a summer of continued laughs and writing! 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Publication - Infant Girl Photo Shoot on Soft-focus Blanket in Defenestration today


Thanks to Defenestration for publishing my piece Infant Girl Photo Shoot on Soft-focus Blanket today.

It begins:

You wanted to see pictures of my infant girl swaddled in soft-focus, white blankets, right? I’ve posted my top fifty outtakes on my Facebook page. I don’t see that you gave the post a heart yet and you probably want to.

Once you see the photos, you won’t forget that our baby is a girl. We stretched that purple ribbon over her head to help with that. Boys don’t wear purple, right? We’d never dress our boy like that because you might think he was a girl. (He’s not. Remember his infant pictures with a football and crisp focus blankets?)

I wonder when my baby girl will learn how to put on a bra. Then it will be even more obvious that she’s a girl. She might need a padded bra at first, but that’s a good start.

Click through to read the rest and, I hope, laugh!


For more on raising your child - rather than a defined boy or girl - read 10 Science-Backed Tips for Raising Your Child Gender Neutral (Forbes) and check out Let Toys Be Toys.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Publication - Cost Saving Advantages of Perimenopause in McSweeney's today


Thanks to McSweeney's for publishing my piece Cost Saving Advantages of Perimenopause today! It starts:

1. Winter scarves. Winter feels like a tropical vacation, despite the snow. You create your own heat, baby.

2. Pads and tampons. You don’t need them. Sure, occasionally you’ll need to stop at Costco, but then suddenly you won’t need any. Give away that big box to someone younger. Until you need more again, but maybe not.

Click through to read the full piece for a laugh - and solidarity!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Summer!



The end of the school year is accelerating and summer is quickly approaching. I hope that you have some time built in to rest, enjoy your friends and family and write, too, over the next few months.

I'd love to help you with your writing project. This summer, I'll take writing coach appointments via email and video conferencing (Skype, FaceTime or WhatsApp). In September, I'll return to in-person appointments in the D.C. area. You can learn more about my writing coaching here

I'll be offering a fall memoir writing workshop through Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. (please follow the bookstore for class announcements, including registration details.)

I'd love to connect with you on FacebookTwitter. and Goodreads

Don't hesitate to email me any time with questions (chloemiller(at)gmail(dot)com).







Monday, May 13, 2019

Resources

Our almost 6yrold dressed as Luke Skywalker
looking at comics at Big Planet Comics
on Free Comic Book Day, which was also Star Wars Day

My goal is to make this website a useful source of information.

Have you searched for something recently and not found it? What are you looking for?

Local folks - Do you run or know about a local reading series, publisher, etc., which is not listed under "Selected DC Area Literary Readings, Festivals & Resources"?

Let me know via email (chloemiller(at)gmail(dot)com) and I'll be sure to add the resource!