LTYM: NYC is proud to announce a second (!) book event in celebration of the launch of Listen To Your Mother- in collaboration with The Museum of Motherhood and Barnes & Noble!
On Friday, May 8th at 7 pm, join us as we listen to Patty Chang Anker, Kathy Curto, Barb Patrick, and Amy Wilson– all NYC-area contributors to the Listen To Your Mother anthology—at the Barnes & Noble on the Upper West Side, as part of The Museum of Motherhood’s “Art of Motherhood” reading series.
They’ll read their essays, and talk a bit about both their other work and their various paths to motherhood.
It’s like a mini-LYTM performance- free of charge!
If you can’t join us on May 8th, but would still like to have your purchase of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER (or any other book!) benefit The Museum of Motherhood, log on to bn.com/bookfairs from May 6-10th and use Bookfair ID#11455805.
Read on for a little more information about the contributors who will be reading on May 8th. We hope to see you there!
PATTY CHANG ANKER is the author of SOME NERVE: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave which Oprah.com calls “Downright inspiring,” is a Parents Magazine “Mom Must Read” and a Books for a Better Life Award Finalist. Her writing has appeared in O Magazine, Dr Oz The Good LIfe, WallStreetJournal.com and NPR,org. She blogs regularly for PsychologyToday.com‘s anxiety section and was named a Good Housekeeping “Blogger We Love” and a Circle of Moms Top 25 Funny Mom for her own blog, Facing Forty Upside Down. When she’s not speaking or leading workshops on facing fears she can be found chasing her two daughters across Westchester County. @PattyChangAnker www.pattychanganker.com
KATHY CURTO teaches Writing at Montclair State University and The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has been published in Talking Writing, Junk, The Inquisitive Eater, The Asbury Park Press, Italian Americana, VIA-Voices in Italian Americana, Lumina, The Mom Egg and Splash of Red. Kathy has shared her stories with audiences across the metropolitan area, in Washington DC and in the beautiful town of Erice on the island of Sicily and has also been a featured guest essayist on NPR. In 2012 she was selected as one of the cast members of the first NYC Listen to Your Mother show. Kathy lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and their four children. Please visit her website:www.kathycurto.com.
BARBARA PATRICK passionate owner of Bitty Birdie Design, is a quilter and fabric artist who lovingly turns vibrant fabrics into keepsakes of many types. She is also a wife and mother to three children in three different schools in Newtown, CT. Barb functions at two speeds — efficiently OCD or asleep. This is Barb’s debut into weaving words together for all the world to see. Connect with Barb at www.BittyBirdie.com.
Credit: Anna Palmer of Jennifer Lee Photography
AMY WILSON is the author of When Did I Get Like This? (HarperCollins, Target “Emerging Author” selection) and Mother Load, a one-woman show which toured to 16 cities nationwide after its hit run off-Broadway. As an actor, Amy also co-starred in The Last Night of Ballyhoo on Broadway, appeared as a series regular on two sitcoms (NBC’s Daddio and ABC’s Norm), and has guest starred in many other TV shows and films. She has written for magazines like Redbook and Parenting, and websites like CNN, NPR, and The New York Times. Blog: whendidigetlikethis.com.
If you cannot attend the event on May 8th, but would still like to have your book purchases benefit The Museum of Motherhood, log on to bn.com/bookfairs from May 6-10th and use Bookfair ID#11455805.
For more information about the week-long Museum of Motherhood series of events, visit http://mommuseum.org/readers-picks-barnes-and-noble-fundraiser/.