“I Am Turning Into My Mother”
A Six-Word Memoir Story Slam about mothers and daughters, fathers and sons on May 18 in NYC.
Whether you are a mother or father, daughter or son, everyone has a parent story to tell. On May 18, join us for a night of six-word sagas about parenting, your relationship with a parent or that miraculous, messy thing we all go through called growing up.
SMITH Magazine, home of the Six-Word Memoir project, presents an exciting lineup of writers and performers who will offer their own six words and backstories on the loving, hating and never-dull moments with those they call family. At the end of the night, we invite you to share your own six words on mothers and fathers in an audience participation Six-World Slam.
• Susan Orlean, staff writer, The New Yorker, and author of The Orchid
Thief, The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup and the forthcoming biography of Rin Tin Tin
• Joe Lockhart, former press secretary for President Clinton; managing director of the Glover Park Group
• Deborah Copaken Kogan, author of Shutterbabe, Between Here and April
and Hell Is Other Parents
• Laura Zigman, author of Animal Husbandry and Dating Big Bird, and
co-host of the new NPR show Hash Hags
• Gesine Bullock-Prado, author of Confections of a Closet Master Baker
and Sugar Baby
• James Bernard, founder of The Source and XXL, and the Hip-Hop Civic Engagement Project, the country’s third largest nonpartisan voter registration drive.
Tickets are discounted in advance, more night of the show. Get them at the 92YTribeca Event page.