About Cathleen Delia Mulrooney


I am a freelance writer, editor, and teacher.  My poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, and reviews haveappeared in a variety of online and print publications, including Mothering Magazine, The We'Moon Anthology: Love, SageWoman Magazine, LiteraryMama, Mamazine.com, MomWriter's Literary Magazine, MotherVerse Magazine, The Apple Valley Review, Flashquake,  and Natural FamilyMagazine and many others.  I've been teaching writing at the college level since 2000, and have facilitated creative writing workshops in elementary schools, high schools, prisons, and private organizations.  Writing the Body, my latest workshop offering, and Writing the Body Beyond, Personal Sessions, will be offered in a variety of online and in person workshops throughout 2015.  Writing the Tarot will be offered locally in small-group session in 2015. See Classes & Offerings for details.

In 2008, I won a state grant as an Emerging Artist in Fiction via the Delaware Division of the Arts and gave public readings and performances of poetry, personal essay, and fiction in many local venues.  I earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College where I completed a novel manuscript about a family bound by a hidden past, private temptations, chronic illness, and the fallout from religious cults and abuse titled, The Secret Life.  In addition, I am currently working the personal writings and innovative prompts from my teaching into a book version of my Writing the Body course.

As a member of the Autumn Tribe at Roots of She magazine, my personal stories and creative prompts were published regularly in Fall 2012.  Visit HERE to read them online.

My first publication of 2013 was a personal essay in the beautiful new field guide to living wise, Amulet Magazine.  Purchase your copy HERE.  Also in 2013, I was a participating writer and workshop facilitator for the prestigious AROHO Retreat in Abiquiu, New Mexico.  Visit HERE for details.  And, I had the great honor of being a cast-member of the 2013 Listen to Your Mother show, which was performed on Mother's Day Eve at World Cafe Live at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware.

Selected Publications

  • Mothering Left to Write, Literary Mama Magazine, HERE
  • Evolution, All Things Girl, HERE
  • Creation Stories, Mothering Magazine, HERE
  • The Lament of the Bearded Lady, Flashquake, HERE
  • I Am Enough, The I Am Enough Collaborative, HERE
  • The Sea Woman, All Things Girl, HERE