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Austin Mamas, Celebrate Obama’s Inauguration at BookWoman This Saturday, 1/17

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Title of Event: The Maternal is Political
When: Saturday, January 17, 2009 7:00 PM
Location: BookWoman: 5501 N. Lamar Blvd. #A-105, Austin, TX

Celebrate the inauguration with a night for unruly mothers (and the people who love them) at Texas's only feminist bookstore! Featuring Shari MacDonald Strong (editor of The Maternal Is Political and a senior editor at Literary Mama magazine) and Marrit Ingman (Inconsolable) reading selections from The Maternal Is Political; and from the Dick Monologues, Kristine Kovach, Liz Belile, and Sonya Feher.

Come rejoice with us over the ending of the old presidential administration, the beginning of a promising new one, and the dawn of a new political era in which women and mothers will be more involved, and more influential, than ever before!


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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