June 3, 2017
Panel, “When Writers Repeat Themselves: New Disguises or Fresh Approaches?” with writers Michael Steinberg, Mimi Schwartz, Richard Hoffman, and Desi Matherly.
November 9-13, 2017, Chester, Connecticut — for daughters who were up to and including age 18 when their mothers died. More information available at the Motherless Daughters Retreats page.
January 2018, 1440 Multiversity in Santa Cruz, CA. More information coming soon!
PAST 2017 MOTHERLESS DAUGHTERS LUNCHEONS
Hope spoke at the two Motherless Daughters luncheons below.
May 13 @ 12pm-2:30pm
Hosted by Motherless Daughters of Los Angeles, CA
Maria’s Italian Kitchen
10761 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Hope will be the keynote speaker at this annual luncheon! Daughters who lost mothers at any ages are welcome. To register, click here.
Contact Irene Rubaum-Keller for any questions:[email protected]
May 13 @ 3:30pm-6pm
Hosted by Motherless Daughters of San Gabriel Valley, CA
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
242 Alvarado St., Pomona, CA
The group’s first Mother’s Day Luncheon will include afternoon tea, a workshop on European Hand-Tied Bouquets, and a special guest appearance by Hope Edelman! Cost is $50; scholarships may be available. To RSVP click here.
Contact Alex Martin or Sarah King for any questions:[email protected]
Other Past 2017 Motherless Daughters Luncheons
May 6 @ 11am
Hosted by Motherless Daughters Virginia Beach, VA
This luncheon has reached maximum capacity.
Contact Brenda for other upcoming events:[email protected]
May 6 @ 11am-2pm
Hosted by Triangle Motherless Daughters of Raleigh, NC
Lake Wheeler Park, Raleigh, NC – Shelter #7
6404 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603
Please join us for a picnic brunch to share the afternoon together, in honor of our mothers and ourselves.
Contact Natalia Smith for any questions:[email protected]
May 6 @ 2pm
Hosted by Motherless Daughters of Chicago, IL
4100 IL-53, Lisle, IL 60532
We will walk for our mothers in the afternoon. Cost is $14.00 to enter the arboretum.
Contact Ruta Spencer for any questions: [email protected]
May 6 @ 2pm
Hosted by Orlando Metro Motherless Daughters
2480 West State Road 434, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Participants may purchase a meal or snack.
Contact Sally for any questions: 407-383-6551 or [email protected]
May 7 @ 2:30pm-4:30pm
Hosted by Motherless Daughters of Melbourne, Australia
Mary Eats Cake
558 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia
Please join us for high tea as we come together to support each other and celebrate our mums who are no longer with us. To RSVP click here.
Contact Eloise Hughes for any questions:[email protected]
May 7 @ 1:30-5pm
Hosted by VITAS of Fort Lauderdale, FL
“Missing Our Mothers, Daughters Remember”
Mariott Harbor Beach Resort
3030 Holiday Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Contact Diane Deese for any questions: [email protected]
May 10 @7pm-9pm
Hosted by Joy For Today in MA
“Remembering Our Mothers”
First Baptist Church
518 North Main Street, Randolph, MA 02368
Contact Christine Tangishaka for any questions: [email protected]
May 13 @ 12pm-3pm
Hosted by Metro Detroit Motherless Daughters
“A Day for Daughters Without Mothers”
Farina’s Banquet Center
Berkley, MI 48072
Guest Speaker: Allison Gilbert, author of numerous books including the groundbreaking, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive. Registration forms available on the group’s Facebook page, or contact Vicki at [email protected] before May 5.
May 13 @ 7:45am-4pm
Hosted by Motherless Daughters of New Orleans & Habitat for Humanity
There is no fee to participate, but you must be at least 16 years old and female.
Contact Allison Durant to RSVP: [email protected]
May 13 @ 10am-12:30pm
Twin Cities Motherless Daughters Brunch
Eat Street Social
18 West 26th St., Minneapolis
$35 per person. Please register before May 9.
For more information, contact Christine Friberg at [email protected]
May 13 @ 9:30am-12pm
Hosted by Hospice & Community Care in PA
Enck’s Banquet and Conference Center
461 Lancaster Rd, Manheim, PA 17545
Keynote Speaker – Linda Thomas aka L.T. James (Author, educator and world traveler). Cost: $18. Register online at www.hospiceconnect.org/events.
Contact Patti Anewalt for any questions: (717) 391-2413 [email protected]
May 13 @ 10am-12:30pm
Hosted by Motherless Daughters of Omaha, NE
Tussey’s Casual Grill
9229 Mormon Bridge Rd, Omaha, NE 68152
Contact Kristina Birge for any questions: [email protected] or 402-203-6750.
May 13 @ 11am-1pm
Hosted by Motherless Daughters of Saskatchewan
Redmond House, 309 Marsh Street, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada
Cost: $40/person. Call 306-558-4408 to pre-register.
Contact Tracy Bowie for any questions: [email protected]
May 13 @ 11am-1pm
Hosted by Wildflower Motherless Daughters of Vancouver
Romers Burger Bar
1873 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Cost: CAD25.00 per person
Contact Michelle Hohn for any questions: [email protected]
May 13 @ 3:30pm-6pm
Hosted by Motherless Daughters of Dubuque, IA
Shalom Retreat Center
1001 Davis Street, Dubuque, IA
Contact Julie Grutz for any questions:[email protected]
Hosted by Motherless Daughters of NYC
5th and Mad
7 E 36th St New York, NY 10016 b/t 5th Ave & Madison Ave Midtown East
Organizer: Norma Solarte
Please visit the NYC Motherless Daughters Facebook Group for more details.
Hosted by Motherless Daughters PDX (Portland, Ore.)
Luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. at a private home in Milwaukee, Oregon. For more information go to the group’s Facebook page or Meetup.com page.
Hosted by Motherless Daughters in Warnambool, Victoria, Australia
Morning tea will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hoppy’s Cafe. Cost is a gold coin donation and pay for your own morning tea. This is the second year an event is taking place in Warnambool. To book go to https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=266987
Hosted by Motherless Daughters in Northern Virginia (NOVA)
Motherless Daughters of NOVA’s monthly potluck falls on Motherless Daughters Day, an event celebrated worldwide thanks to Hope Edelman and Motherless Daughters communities. I hope that you will join us here for a morning where we’ll come together and share stories about our mothers and about each other. We understand that our moms are a part of our lives every day. This event is free of charge. The only required thing to bring is yourself!
Contact Julia Sullivan for any questions: [email protected]
Hosted by Motherless Daughters in Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
Second annual Motherless Daughters Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Hollywood’s. Registrations for women 18 and older only due to space restrictions. For more information or to RSVP, contact Marissa on 0419 488 252 (after 5pm) or email:[email protected] You can read more about the luncheon here.
SELECT PAST EVENTS
October 27-November 2, 2014
Master Class “The Story Beneath Your Story”
Hedgebrook women’s writing retreat
Whidbey Island, WA
Six-day nonfiction writing workshop for women writers working on memoir or personal essays. Come to discover the larger themes and archetypes in your personal story, and learn how to convey your larger message to an audience. Class space limited to six. Cost is$2400, which includes workshop time, all meals, and lodging in your own handcrafted fairytale cabin in the woods. Seriously.
July 30-August 9, 2014
Turning Loss Into Service
Cuzco and Machu Picchu, Peru
A ten-day adventure to Peru with a group of motherless daughters and parentless parents, to volunteer in an orphanage in Cuzco and hike through the Lares Valley. This once-in-a-lifetime trip is in partnership with Trekking for Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to providing service to orphans and physical challenges for participants.
May 10, 2014
Motherless Daughters 20th Anniversary Conference
Marriott Marina Del Rey
Marina Del Rey, CA
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The first gathering of its kind!
A full day of workshops, discussions, and the annual Motherless Daughters Day Luncheon and Circle of Remembrance—with keynote speaker Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestseller Wild. Additional workshops by Claire Bidwell Smith, Jennifer Lauck, Allison Gilbert, Irene Rubaum-Keller, LMFT, and Laurie Lucas, LCSW.
Featured speaker at the opening of the Raymee Grief Center, the first children’s bereavement center in the UAE.