Julia Fierros debut novel, Cutting Teeth, about the complex (and often comical) experience of modern parenting, will be published by St. Martins Press in March 2014. She founded The Sackett Street Writers Workshop in 2002, and what started as eight writers meeting in her Brooklyn kitchen has grown into a creative home for over 2000 short-story writers, novelists, memoirists and essayists. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Guernica Magazine, The Millions, Poets & Writers, HTMLGiant and other publications. She is graduate of The Iowa Writers Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow, and has taught literature and creative writing in the Honors Program at Hofstra University, and at the University of Iowa. Visit her website at juliafierro.com.
This post is part of our month-long series featuring different ways that parents of various religions have talked to their kids about God.
When people ask what religion we are--me, my husband…Justin, and our two small children--I answer, “nothing.” Then I realize how empty this sounds. I revise, explaining our parents’ religion. As if, to tell the whole truth, one has to start from the beginning. My Catholic parents believe even dogs go to heaven, I say. Justin’s parents, I add, are atheists who belong to… >> Read More