Michele Filgate - What My Mother and I Don't Talk about: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence — in conversation with Bethanne Patrick — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Upcoming Event
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Filgate’s powerful October 2017 essay in Longreads about the way being abused by her stepfather affected her relationship with her mother touched a nerve with many readers. As the piece made the rounds of social media, Filgate asked other writers for their thoughts on being a son or daughter. The resulting anthology represents a wide range of relationships, both loving and abusive, by writers from diverse socioeconomic and racial backgrounds. Moving and thought-provoking, these reflections by fifteen of today’s most exciting young writers—including Alexander Chee, Bernice L. McFadden, Kiese Laymon, and Carmen Maria Machado—illuminate the complexity of the mother-child bond.

Filgate will be in conversation with Bethanne Patrick, aka The BookMaven, an author and critic whose column on hot reads appears monthly in The Washington Post.

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
Union Market
Non Fiction
What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence Cover Image
By Michele Filgate (Editor)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982107345
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 30th, 2019