What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About: Writers Break the Silence

Saturday, May 4 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Current Affairs
  • Literary
  • Women/Gender

Michele Filgate, Kiese Laymon, Carmen Maria Machado, Nayomi Munaweera, moderated by Natasha Singh

“Our mothers are our first homes and that’s why we’re always trying to return to them,” wrote Michele Filgate in a 2017 “Longreads” essay titled “What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About.” The essay, which in poignant prose described the abuse Filgate endured at the hands of her stepfather and her mother’s quiet complacency, went viral, then sparked an anthology. Join Filgate, along with contributors Kiese Laymon, Carmen Maria Machado, and Nayomi Munaweera as they reveal the secrets, scandals, and silences that stand between themselves and their mothers.

The Marsh - Theater

With the support of Women Lit members