Authors read in NYC on May 8

Cold Spring’s Kathy Curto, who teaches writing at Montclair State University and the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, has just published an essay included in the new collection Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now.

The anthology, published earlier this month by G.P Putnam’s sons, stems from what began as a live-staged reading event, bringing together mothers and non-mothers alike, to share their personal stories and speak honestly about motherhood, family, childhood and parents. The one event grew into a national performance series, with nearly 40 nationwide events scheduled for May 2015.

Kathy Curto
Kathy Curto

The book brings to the page what was brought to the stage: a collection of 56 essays. The contributors to this anthology share their stories, ranging from hilarious to heartbreaking, showcasing the experiences of ordinary people from a broad spectrum of racial, gender and age backgrounds. Listen to Your Mother reflects the diverse contemporary lifestyles and rapidly changing definitions of motherhood.

Curto, whose work has been published in Talking Writing, Junk, The Inquisitive Eater and many others, has shared her stories with audiences across the New York metropolitan area and in Washington, D.C., and has also been a featured guest essayist on NPR. In 2012 she was selected as one of the cast members of the first New York City Listen to Your Mother show.

On Friday, May 8, at 7 p.m., Curto will join several other included writers and read from her work as well as speak about her path to motherhood, at the Barnes & Noble on 82 Street and Broadway in NYC as part of their weeklong series of events celebrating The Art of Motherhood. Visit for more details.

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