This is not your mother’s Mother’s Day, it's Edgy Mother's Day, an annual reading of writing about motherhood and mothers by writers with sharp pens and sharp wits (presented by Brooklyn Reading Works).
So what is an Edgy Mom?
She’s feisty and fun and a little bit zany. She whines to her friends and can be a bit of a martyr. She fantasizes about taking long trips without her children. She lets her kids have dessert before dinner a...nd reheated pizza for breakfast. And she NEVER remembers to bring Cheeros or tissues to the playground. Except when she does and then she feels victorious.
Her kids have seen her fight with their dad, yell at her mother and curse her sister on the phone. They’ve watched her cry. She’s been know to throw away her children’s old toys and art supplies when they’re not around. And then pretend she doesn’t know where they are when they ask. And she knows NEVER to miss Edgy Mother’s Day because it’s a blast and the wine is free.
Come see this stellar line-up of writers, including Paola Corso, Jennifer Hayden, Judy Antell, Nancy McDermott, Sophia Romero, Yona McDonough and special guests who will rock you and shock you, make you laugh, cry, cheer and look at motherhood in a whole mother way.
Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 8PM @ The Old Stone House Third Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenue in Park Slope’s Washington Park Note: due to construction in the park enter on the Fourth Avenue side of the house Curated by Louise Crawford and Sophia Romero $5 donation includes free wine and snacks.