Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Berkeley, CA Mother’s Day Reading

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"Celebrating Motherhood as Muse: A Mother's Day Reading wih the Motherlode Writers" Sunday, May 13th from 4-6pm at Nomad Cafe 6500 Shattuck Ave. Oakland, CA 94609, (510) 595-5344. The Motherlode Writers is a Berkeley-based community of mother-writers who work in a variety of genres, including essay, memoir, poetry, and fiction. For more information, please visit their website:

Motherlode is a writing group that originated from LM's editor-in-chief, founder and columnist, Amy Huduck's original, Books and Babies group. Several current and former LM editors and columnists will be there, many with kids in tow.

Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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