Out of the Mouths of Babes

A capacity crowd packed Blodgett House at Bard College at Simon’s Rock tonight for the eagerly anticipated Out of the Mouths of Babes event, organized by Suzi Banks Baum of Laundry Line Divine with Alana Chernila, Janet Elsbach, Michelle Gillett, Gina Hyams, Jenny Laird and Matt Tannenbaum.

Each writer read a short piece linking creativity and motherhood, bringing the rapt audience to laughter and tears with personal narratives about the interweaving of these two dimensions in their lives.

The discussion afterwards was honest and profound, as audience members picked up some of the threads tossed out in the readings and added their own stories, questions and concerns to the conversation.

As always in a Festival event, new friendships and connections were forged, old relationships deepened, and all went home feeling richer for the sharing of our all the talent in our midst.

Discussing motherhood and creativity


Michelle Gillett reads to a packed house