Raised by therapists; married to a defense attorney, Laura Jean Baker writes where mental health, crime, and family intersect. She earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Michigan, where she was a Colby Fellow for graduate study. Three days after giving birth to her first baby, Irie, L.J. was hired to teach in an adjunct capacity in the Department of English at UW Oshkosh. Four years later, she earned a tenure-track position in the same department (different office), ultimately being awarded tenure and becoming an Associate Professor in 2013. Her memoir, The Motherhood Affidavits, was released by The Experiment in April 2018.
Baker will read a selection of her work, The Motherhood Affidavits.
Part of THELMA’s Lake Reading Series, a free event focusing on visual arts, music, film and theater.
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