Welcome to KateHopper.com
I’m a writer, teacher, editor, and mother (and wife and daughter and sister and friend…the list goes on and on). Primarily, I write about motherhood: the dark side, the humorous side, the places where these two intersect. I love finding good writing that combats the myths of motherhood still perpetuated in our society and speaks honestly about what it’s really like to be a mother.
I have an MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota, where I taught literature and creative writing. I currently teach a variety of classes at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, and I teach Motherhood & Words® online. Visit my teaching page to learn more about my upcoming classes.
I am the author of Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood and Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers. My writing also has appeared in a number of magazines and journals, including Brevity, Literary Mama, Minnesota Parent, nytimes.com, Poets & Writers, and the Minneapolis StarTribune.
I’ve been the recipient of a Fulbright Grant, a Gesell Summer Fellowship at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota, a University of Minnesota English Department Outstanding Teacher Award for Graduate Assistants, a 2008 MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, and a 2011 Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant. I’m co-editor for Literary Reflections at Literary Mama.
Welcome to my website! I hope you will find something of interest here. Please also visit my blog for an ongoing discussion about reading, writing and motherhood.