While I am pouring over submissions and planning the next show check out some events that ExMo alum here in Los Angeles are up to.
Loretta Fox will be sharing one of her stories with fellow ExMo alum Larry Dean Harris’ show Strong Words. The show will be held in SilverLake on February 28th, an all female cast. Details on the flier.
In March ExMo alum Elizabeth Aquino will be hosting another Books & Bakes, a literary food salon.
“Are you a lover of literature but stuck in a book group that never really discusses the book? Are you a lover of food but want to cut through the pretension of the foodie world? Do you revel in devouring both beautiful fiction and food, especially when they intersect? Are you looking for unique gift for your loved ones or yourself? Come join a community of like-minded sounds and share your love of literature and food at my second Books & Bakes literally and food salon. Salon size is limited to 10 so RSVP early.
$75 per person includes facilitated discussion about The Debt to Pleasure, related food and alcohol.
Email Elizabeth Aquino at elosophie (at) gmail.com for more information and to RSVP.
Lastly, if you like women who drink and swear please join Mommy Tonk at private home on the East side April 19th at 4PM. Food and alcohol provided and a show! $40, get your friends and come get rowdy.
Submissions for the next Expressing Motherhood will be accepted soon, Monday February 16th.
I am looking for pieces about motherhood, when read aloud, that are 5 minutes long.
The show will be one night only downtown at The Downtown Independent.
Looking forward to your submission.
Also, between now and February 28th if you tag a photo with #expressingmotherhood you’ll enter yourself into a pot of possibly winning 3 dozen cupcakes from Serendipity Cupcakes and an ExMo t-shirt.
Kristy Woelfel, owner of Serendipty Cupcakes, delivered cupcakes to the wonderful pediatric unit at Hungtington Hospital who recently took care of my son. She was so kind and loves what she does so I talked to her about doing a giveaway. She was up for it.
I am excited to be writing for Mom.Me these days. I often vacillate about what I should share on this site as I like it to remain my tabula rasa to some extent.
BUT I obviously have let a lot hang out, especially if you hop on over to the video section.
At the beginning of the year I wrote about something I have never shared before and has taken me years to figure out and talk about. Getting or rather, trying to get, a family member into rehab and mental illness. You can read about it here over on Mom.Me.
I’m happy have another space to let my freak flag fly. Because in doing so the world continues to feel less freaky.
The show will be April 22nd, one night only, at 7:30PM.
Tickets on sale soon.
The modern theatre seats 236, wine, beer, candy & popcorn are sold inside. Nearby lots surround the theatre where parking can be found. The venue is located on Second and Main St, right near where skid row meets Little Tokyo.
Submissions for this show will be accepted February 16th, again one day only.
Looking forward to being in yet another location in Los Angeles. As ExMo has since it’s origins in ’08 diversity of stories is being sought so please help spread the word about the show.