Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Edgy Moms Reading this Thursday!

Who me, edgy?

You bet your sweet ass I am. And to prove it, I'm reading in the Edgy Moms Mother's Day Reading this Thursday along with 10 other amazing local writer/ mothers, here in Brooklyn.

It is gonna be a rollicking good time full of fellow feeling, laughter and hey, did I mention the free booze? Here's some more info from the press release:

Brooklyn Reading Works presents the Fourth Annual Edgy Mother’s Day on May 20, 2010 at 8PM at The Old Stone House in Park Slope. It’s motherhood without sanctimony and an evening of maternal revelry, wisdom and irreverent fun.

This is not your mother’s Mother’s Day but a celebration of mommydom nonetheless that will shock, rock, and make you laugh ‘til your thongs snap!

Hear Brooklyn writers of non-fiction, fiction, memoir and poetry rant and rave about mothers and motherhood. They will shock, amuse, and entertain but won’t make you eat carrots before dessert.

Bring a friend. Or bring your mom.

Hosted by Louise Crawford and Sophia Romero, here’s the evening’s line-up:

–Marian Fontana, author of A Widow’s Walk

–Rosemary Moore, author of Side Street

–Martha Southgate, author of Third Girl From the Left

–Jill Eisenstadt, author of From Rockaway

–Wendy Ponte, author of Mothering Magazine’s Having a Baby Naturally a life coach.

–Sophia Romero, blogger, The Shiksa from Manila and author of Always Hiding

–Yona Zeldis McDonough, author of Breaking the Bank

–Michele Madigan Somerville, poet and author of WISEGAL and Black Irish

–Allison Pennell, parenting journalist and writer for Effed in Park Slope

–Kathy Fine, educator

–Nicole Caccavo Kear, writer of Dispatches from Babyville, a regular column in the Park Slope Reader and blogger for A Mom Amok.

The Where and When

Date: May 20, 2010 at 8PM

Location: The Old Stone House
Fifth Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets
Phone: 718-768-3195
7:30 p.m.: Open bar/Wine donated by Shawn Liquors
8:00 p.m.: Reading

Suggested contribution: $5 to benefit Old Stone House
Reading is open to all – not just mothers – though please leave children at home.