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.
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!
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.
a friend. Or bring your mom.
Hosted by Louise Crawford
and Sophia Romero, here's the evening's line-up:
Fontana, author of A Widow's Walk
Moore, author of Side Street
Southgate, author of Third Girl From the
Ponte, author of Mothering Magazine's
Having a Baby Naturally
Romero, blogger, The Shiksa from Manila
and author of Always Hiding
Zeldis McDonough, author of Breaking the Bank
Madigan Somerville, poet and author of Black Irish and WISEGAL
Pennell, F--cked in Park Slope Blogger and parenting writer
The Where and When
May 20, 2010 at 8PM
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
contribution: $5 includes refreshments
Reading is open to all - not just mothers - though please leave children at