Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Kate Hopper’s 4th Annual Mother Words Reading with Hope Edelman and Bonnie J. Rough

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Thursday, October 7
* 7 pm *
The Loft Literary Center
Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN
Free and open to the public

Each year, Kate Hopper coordinates a Mother Words Reading to showcase excellent literary nonfiction by women writing about motherhood. This year she will be joined by Bonnie J. Rough, author of the new memoir Carrier: Untangling the Danger in My DNA; and Hope Edelman, author of five nonfiction books: the international bestseller Motherless Daughters (1994); Letters from Motherless Daughters (1995); Mother of My Mother (1999); Motherless Mothers (2006); and The Possibility of Everything (2009), her first book-length memoir.

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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