Sandwiches: Writers as Caregivers

Traditionally, women are the caretakers, not only in raising children, but also for aging and dying parents. This panel explores the art of the caregiver, the ethics of writing about our children and our parents, and the ones that got away—projects that couldn’t happen because we were too busy with the messy, beautiful work of tending early and late lives.

Event Type: Panel
Red Gate Revue Stage
Date: Thursday, March 14, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2019


Marita Dachsel has written three books of poetry, most recently There Are Not Enough Sad Songs, the play Initiation Trilogy, and creates theatrical installations.


Jennica Harper’s most recent book of poetry, Wood, was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Prize. Her newest book, Bounce House, is forthcoming with Anvil Press in 2019.


Elaine Woo is a poet, comics-creator, artist and the author of a second book, Put Your in Hand in Mine,  Signature Editions, March, 2019.  Her visual art is in Otoliths, h&, and S/tick.



Sarah Leavitt is the author of Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me. Lately she’s been making comics about loving her partner, who has chronic pain and other disabilities.