Thursday, May 9, 7:30 PM
Editor Elizabeth Benedict hosts
What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-One Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most
With contributors Mary Morris, Maud Newton, Elissa Schappell, and Emma Straub
What is the most meaningful gift that your mother ever gave you? Whether it’s an old family recipe, an heirloom, or something less tangible, everyone has an answer to this question. In the new anthology What My Mother Gave Me, a dynamite cast of contributors-- Pulitzer Prize winners, a U.S. Poet Laureate, a well-known NPR host, perennial bestselling novelists, winners of the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and more -- explore the many ways that gifts from our mothers shape our lives and relationships. Editor Elizabeth Benedict (who previously appeared at Greenlight for her anthology Mentors, Muses and Monsters) hosts this reading and discussion in celebration of the new anthology, just in time for Mother’s Day.