So what is an edgy mom? Based on the reading I’d have to say it’s a mom who questions authority and group-think, and who tells the truth, even if it’s shocking. Also, judging from the night’s readers, edgy moms are funny!
– Louise Sloan, author of Knock Yourself Up, A Tell All Guide to Becoming a Single Mom
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
–Jill Eisenstadt, author of From Rockaway
–Martha Southgate, author of Third Girl From the Left
–Wendy Ponte, author of Mothering Magazine’s Having a Baby Naturally
–Sophia Romero, blogger, The Shiksa from Manila and author of Always Hiding
–Yona McDonough, author of Breaking the Bank
–Michele Madigan Somerville, poet and author of WISEGAL and Black Irish
–Allison Pennell, journalist and blogger for F—ed in Park Slope
–Kathy Fine, educator
The Where and When
Date: May 20, 2010 at 8PM
Location: The Old Stone House
Fifth Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets
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