Mother’s Day Panel with Lee Smith, Margaret Rich, Samia Serageldin and Redge Hanes
When: Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 2pm
Where: Five Forks Library (104 Sunnydale Dr Simpsonville, SC 29681)
If You Cannot Make the Event
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If You’re Attending the Event
Celebrate mothers everywhere with a Mother’s Day panel at the Five Forks library on Saturday, May 4th at 2pm. This panel will feature Lee Smith, Margaret Rich, Samia Serageldin, and Redge Hanes, discussing this anthology of creative nonfiction. This event is FREE and open to the public, but a purchase of Mothers and Strangers: Essays on Motherhood from the New South is required to enter the signing line. Books can be purchased at the event, online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540
About Mothers and Strangers: Essays on Motherhood from the New South
In this anthology of creative nonfiction, twenty-eight writers set out to discover what they know, and don’t know, about the person they call Mother. Celebrated writers Samia Serageldin and Lee Smith have curated a diverse and insightful collection that challenges stereotypes about mothers and expands our notions of motherhood in the South. The mothers in these essays were shaped, for good and bad, by the economic and political crosswinds of their time. Whether their formative experience was the Great Depression or the upheavals of the 1970s, their lives reflected their era and influenced how they raised their children. The writers in Mothers and Strangers explore the reliability of memory, examine their family dynamics, and come to terms with the past.
In addition to the editors, contributors include Belle Boggs, Marshall Chapman, Hal Crowther, Clyde Edgerton, Marianne Gingher, Jaki Shelton Green, Sally Greene, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Eldridge “Redge” Hanes, Lynden Harris, Randall Kenan, Phillip Lopate, Michael Malone, Frances Mayes, Jill McCorkle, Melody Moezzi, Elaine Neil Orr, Steven Petrow, Margaret Rich, Omid Safi, James Seay, Alan Shapiro, Bland Simpson, Sharon K. Swanson, and Daniel Wallace.