Guest speaker: Motherhood Affidavits, A memoir | Wis.Community


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Guest speaker open to any faculty, staff or students. Monday April 22, 1:00-2:30 p.m. CETL, Center for Excellence in Teaching Laura Jean Baker is the author of The Motherhood
Affidavits: A Memoir, a gripping and visceral account of parenting,
combined with themes of poverty, addiction, and mental health challenges.
Students or faculty in any department welcome to attend. Anyone interested in family life, or the experience of writing and publishing
would enjoy hearing Laura Jean read & discuss selected passages of her
book, and participate in a question/answer session. Laura Jean Baker teaches at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, specializing in memoir, women’s stories, crime narratives, and literature for children. She earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan, where she was a Colby Fellow. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, War, Literature, and the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities, and Calyx, among others, and she has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her essay “The Year of the Tiger” was named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013. She lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Read reviews of Baker's book

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Apr 22 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Vicki Lord Larson Hall