Great Barrington, MA – What does it take to gestate a book about mothering? For Suzi Banks Baum, it took two teenagers, a fierce sense of longing, and a year of blogging while “tangled in kids, laundry, and work.” On March 1st, her book launch for An Anthology of Babes: Thirty-six Women Give Motherhood A Voice kicks off the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers with the second annual Out of the Mouths of Babes: An Evening of Mothers Reading to Others. (For the full BFWW Calendar of Events, go to our earlier overview story here.)
At this evening’s event, a selection of the writers will read from their work, celebrating the creativity of even the most uncelebrated acts of parenting. Profits from book sales will support The Community Health Program of Great Barrington (CHP) and Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires (VIM Berkshires), which provide crucial services to women in need.