"We Got This" Dr. Marika Lindholm of ESME.com shares Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart, and Humor

Event date: 
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572


In We Got This, Dr. Marika Lindholm and her fellow editors have brought together seventy-five solo mom writers to tell the truth about their lives―their hopes and fears, their resilience and setbacks, their embarrassments and triumphs. Includes essays from Amy Poehler, Anne Lamott, Elizabeth Alexander and others. Marika will be joined by (clockwise from top left) Domenica Ruta, Terri Linton, Anne Spollen and Deborah Pannell who will all read stories from the collection.

Marika Lindholm  We Got ThisDomenica Ruta, Terri Linton, Deborah Pannell and Anne Spollen

In the United States, more than 15 million women are parenting children on their own, either by circumstance or by choice. Too often these moms who do it all have been misrepresented and maligned. Not anymore. Bound together by their strength, pride, and―most of all― their dedication to their children, they broadcast a universal and empowering message: You are not alone, solo moms―and your tenacity, courage, and fierce love are worthy of celebration.

Children are welcome!

Dr. Marika Lindholm founded ESME.com to ignite a social movement of solo moms. A trained sociologist, Lindholm taught courses on inequality, diversity, and gender at Northwestern University for over a decade. In addition to publishing numerous scholarly articles, she has been a regular contributor to Psychology Today, Working Mother, Mind Body Green, and Talk Space. She has published essays and fiction in the Daily News, Elephant Journal, The Hill, Ms., Silent Voices, and the Southern Indiana Review. Learn more about ESME...

Domenica Ruta is the author of the acclaimed memoir With or Without You, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “a luminous, layered accomplishment.” She is a graduate of Oberlin College and holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin.

Terri Linton is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Rutgers School of Law-Newark. She worked for nearly a decade in the criminal justice field where she advocated on behalf of criminal defendants on the appeal of their convictions in state court, and as a federal investigator. Terri is a writer and chronicles her experiences of womanhood, motherhood, resilience, and triumph on her personal blog sheisterrilinton.com. Her writing has frequently appeared on the Huffington Post as well as a number of online sites. She currently teaches criminal justice at a college in New York.

Anne Spollen is a writer, teacher and mother of three children. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals and she is a Pushcart Prize nominee.

Deborah Pannell is a freelance writer and editor and owner of the company, Project Mavens - a content branding firm specializing in collaborative partnerships with authors, artists, entertainers, healers, advocates, and other entrepreneurs.

Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck is a fully wheelchair accessible space with on-site van accessible parking. Microphones and speakers will not] be used at this event but can be made available with advance notice. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us: info@oblongbooks.com.

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