A Family Affair: On Parents, Parenting, Siblings, and Childhood


September 29, 2018




CityLit Stage

Riffing on Tolstoy’s famous quote—"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."—Johns Hopkins University MA in Writing students share their diverse, true stories about family. Writing about family can be tricky—and yet in the memoir and the essay, writers throughout time have been inevitably drawn to these intimate, revealing stories that help us make sense of our lives. Moderated by Hopkins Associate Director of the MA in Writing Program, Karen Houppert, the lineup will feature essays about everything from a parent’s injury in the 9/11 attack at the Pentagon to growing up on an Israeli military base to raising toddlers in Baltimore.

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