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Readings in Portland and Pasadena

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Just a quick reminder about two events this week: readings in Portland, OR, and Pasadena, CA, for The Maternal Is Political: Women Writers at the Intersection of Motherhood and Social Change, edited by LM senior editor Shari MacDonald Strong, and including pieces by LM editors and columnists Violeta Garcia-Marquez, Ona Gritz, Susan Ito, Helaine Olen, and Jennifer Margulis -- and contributors Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser, Jennifer Brisendine, Jennifer Graf Groneberg, Kris Malone Grossman, and Karen Maezen Miller. Bring a friend (or a group)! Come feel politically energized! This is the year of empowered political motherhood!

June 25, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
A reading for The Maternal Is Political with Jennifer Margulis,
Gigi Rosenberg, Margaret McConnell, and Shari MacDonald Strong
In Other Words Bookstore
8 NE Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97211

June 28, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
A reading for The Maternal Is Political with Gayle Brandeis, Mona Gable, Karen Maezen Miller, and Shari MacDonald Strong
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Shari MacDonald Strong is the editor of The Maternal Is Political: Women Writers at the Intersection of Motherhood and Social Change and wrote the column Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance. Her essay, “On Wanting a Girl,” appears in the anthology, It’s a Girl, and she has been published in a number of publications, including Geez magazine. Shari worked as an editor and copywriter in the publishing industry for 15 years. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, photojournalist Craig Strong, and their children: grade-schooler Eugenia, born in Russia, and preschool sons Will and Mac, born via gestational surrogacy.


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