S200. This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home

Grand Salon A, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


As women coming of age in the modern era, moving out of our parents’ homes and into spaces of our own was exhilarating and terrifying. We looked to the past, to the homes our mothers and grandmothers defined for us, and we looked forward to something new we were going to create. In making homes for ourselves, we have defined ourselves—as partners, mothers, citizens. Readers are select contributors to This Is the Place: 30 Women Writing About Home (Seal Press, November 2017).


Kelly McMasters is the author of Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town and coeditor of This is the Place: Women Writing on Home. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Paris Review Daily, American Scholar, River Teeth, and others. She is an assistant professor of English at Hofstra University.

Amanda Petrusich is a music journalist and the author of three books, including Do Not Sell at Any Price, about the rarefied world of 78rpm record collectors. She's a contributing writer for The New Yorker, and the recipient of a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction. She teaches writing at NYU.

Catina Bacote’s nonfiction has appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Sun, TriQuarterly, The Common, The Southern California Review, and in the anthology This Is The Place: Women Writing About Home. She teaches creative writing at Warren Wilson College.

Lina Ferreira is works as a visiting assistant professor at The Ohio State University, as well as being the author of Drown Sever Sing and of Don't Come Back from Mad River Books through the Ohio State University Press. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Creative Nonfiction and Literary Translation programs.

Leigh Newman


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

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