Ten-Part Workshop with Amy Silverman and Deborah Sussman: "Mothers Who Write"
MARCH 8, 15, 22, AND 29 | APRIL 5, 12, 19, AND 26 | MAY 3 AND 10
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Amy Silverman (Phoenix New Times) and Deborah Sussman (ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) present a ten-session workshop series.

Motherhood is the only experience necessary in this workshop for writers of all ages and levels of experience. From published authors to secret journal-keepers, "Mothers Who Write" offers prompts and advice to get you started, as well as a constructive, comfortable setting in which to workshop your writing.

  • Cost: $200 for ten sessions.
  • Register below or call 602.274.0067.
  • Class size is limited. Register today!
  • Please bring paper and pen or an electronic device to write on.
  • Refunds will not be issued within three days of the event.

  • There is plenty of free public parking west of Changing Hands Phoenix, at 400 and 444 West Camelback. Additional free public parking across Camelback to the south.
  • Don't want to drive? Take the Light Rail! It lets off at the Central Avenue/Camelback Park-and-Ride, which has hundreds of free parking spaces across the street from Changing Hands.

AMY SILVERMAN is managing editor at Phoenix New Times, where she's worked for more than two decades. She holds a master of science degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and has taught at Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism as well as co-teaching "Mothers Who Write" with Deborah Sussman for more than a dozen years. She's a commentator for KJZZ, the Phoenix NPR affiliate, and her work has appeared on "This American Life" and in publications including Lenny Letter, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Brain, Child and Amy's book My Heart Can't Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love and Down Syndrome was published in 2016. She blogs at

DEBORAH SUSSMAN received an MA in English/creative writing from Hollins University and an MFA in fiction from the University of Virginia. She has taught writing at the University of Virginia, Phoenix College and Arizona State University, and she co-teaches the writing workshop "Mothers Who Write" with Amy Silverman. Formerly an editor at Scholastic and at Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, Deborah is the communications and media specialist for ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Her work has been published in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Washington Post, Phoenix New Times, and Art in America.

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