Books & Shows With ExMo Alum Around LA

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.

STRONG WORDS 27 poster


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) for more information and to RSVP.

Books and Bakes March


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.

Tickets can be purchased here. ALL proceeds go towards Temple Israel of Hollywood.



Submissions Will Be Accepted Monday February 16th

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.

Owner Kristy, one of her cupcakes and one funny urban cowboy known as Jack Black.

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 contributing over at Mom.Me and my new piece is up on, wait for it, my hair.


It sounds ridiculous, it is. Read it if you want to ignore the world’s problems for a few minutes.

Tally Abecassis’ New Postcast: First Day Back (Is AWESOME)

Montreal filmmaker and mom Tally Abecassis recently emailed me to tell me about her new podcast called First Day Back.


It’s about getting back to her filmmaking career after taking 6 years off to be with her kids. It’s an audio documentary that will follow her story.


She’ll be bringing her microphone into her home, her kids’ daycare, work meetings and including all of it.

It’s incredibly well done. I highly recommend listening to it.

She’s conflicted about going back as her mom, who passed away from cancer 7 years ago, was  a doting stay at home mom and Tally feels conflicted about wanting to return to work.

She’s smart, likeable and utterly identifiable for me.

She’ll be posting every few weeks. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter (@TallyAbecassis)