R150. Getting It Done: Lesson from Solo Mom Writers

Virginia Barber Middleton Stage, Sponsored by USC, Exhibit Hall, Tampa Convention Center, Third Floo
Thursday, March 8, 2018
10:30 am to 11:45 am


Solo Mom writers create amidst the complexity of single parenting. Anyone who’s ever struggled with time, energy and inspiration can benefit from the experience and wisdom of our panel of inspiring Solo Moms. They will unabashedly explore their challenges, strategies, and techniques for getting words on the page and their work out into the world. Everyone will be buoyed and motivated by our lively discussion with writers who have learned how to integrate art, creativity, and parenting alone.


Marika Lindholm is the founder of ESME (Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere) a social platform that provides support, resources, and connection for solo moms as well as publishing essays, short fiction, and poetry by solo moms. Lindholm taught sociology at Northwestern University for thirteen years.

Domenica Ruta is a writer and teacher.

VersAnnette Blackman-Bosia, is an artist, author, and facilitator. Via Soul Revival Healing Arts, she sells original art, and teaches expressive arts/writing workshops. Her community work includes facilitating in domestic violence shelters and high schools. Butterfly Spirit is her first book.

Melissa Stephenson’s poetry, nonfiction, and fiction have appeared in publications such as The Mid-American Review, The Rumpus, and ZYZZYVA. Her memoir, Driven, is forthcoming  and deals surviving her only sibling's rock-and-roll lifestyle and death.

Georgia Pearle


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside