The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood

MER Launch Party Press Release

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For Immediate Release:


Mom Egg Review celebrates MER 16, themed MOTHERS WORK/MOTHERS PLAY, with a reading by contributors at Poets House, 11 River Terrace, NYC 10282 on Saturday June 2, from 3-5 p.m.

New York, New York:

Poets and writers from across the country will read short pieces of fiction, poetry, and prose from the latest issue of Mom Egg Review at Poets House on Saturday June 2 from 3-5 p.m. The reading celebrates the launch of Mom Egg Review Vol. 16 themed MOTHERS WORK/MOTHERS PLAY. The reading, part of Poets House Literary Partners series, is open to the public. Tickets are $16, and include a subscription to the publication. Light refreshments will be served.

Short stories and poems about the many kinds of work done by mothers will be featured: nurturing, creating art, office work, housework, political work, physical labor. Jobs that lift you up and jobs that suck your soul. Work for pay, work for love, work for duty. And also, how mothers play, with children, with partners, with friends, on their own.

Featured readers include Robyn Art, Nina Bannett, Patrice Boyer Claeys, Lorraine Currelley, Jessica de Koninck, LeConte Dill, Elizabeth Ehrlich, Sara Epstein, Tatiana Forero Puerta, Heather Haldeman, Matt Hohner, Jennifer Jean, Deborah Kahan Kolb, Judith Lichtendorf, Tsaurah Litzky, Libby Maxey, Carol McMahon, Rebecca Olander, eve packer, Kristin Prevallet, Judy Swann, JC Todd. MER Editor Marjorie Tesser will host the reading.

Mom Egg Review is an independent journal publishing literary works on diverse experiences of mothering and motherhood. The critically acclaimed annual print journal is in its sixteenth year of publication. MER promotes and celebrates the creative force of mother writers and artists through publications, performances, workshops, and online, at
Mom Egg Review 16 Launch Party and Reading
Saturday, June 2, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Poets House
11 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282
Admission: $16 includes a subscription to MER.


Mom Egg Review, PO Box 9037, Bardonia, NY 10954

Contact: Marjorie Tesser MER Editor
Email [email protected]


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