Thursday, January 22, 2009

Motherhood From Egg to Zine (and everything in between) debuts in Seattle on Saturday!

What do a hippie nudist turned reclusive writer, a goat-milking belly dancer, a hip-hop loving, booty shaking realist and a woman who “conceived” six children over the phone have in common?

They are all in different stages of motherhood, and each have a story to tell.

Corbin Lewars of Reality Mom Zine, Christy Cuellar-Wentz of, Monica LeMoine of Exhale Zine and Christina-Marie Wright of The Gonzo Mama column and Gonzo Parenting Zine are the founding members of Motherhood: From Egg to Zine (and everything in between), an inspiring literary performance group for thinking parents, and those who want to be. They are also respectively the nudist, goat milker, booty shaker and child magnet. The foursome will tell all and share their views on motherhood and creativity at two performances on Saturday, January 24, 2009.

Play Matters (, located at 7720 Greenwood Avenue North, will host the founders plus poet, playwright and prose writer Ann Teplick for readings and “Q & A” at 2:00 p.m. (Children are welcome!) A second, expanded performance will take place at the Richard Hugo House (, located at 1634 – 11th Avenue, at 7:00 p.m. (adults only, AND there's a bar!), where other area zinesters, writers and musicians will be joining the cast. The show will feature belly dancing and music, as well as readings.

A donation of $5.00 is suggested for each event.

Additions to the troupe for the Hugo House appearance include Nina Packebush of The Edgy-catin’ Mama, Granny Chronicles and The True Adventures of the Feminist Snails zines; Pushcart Prize winner Kristin King, clinical social worker and mother of twins Tanya Ruckstuhl-Valenti, belly dancing by Delilah’s Neighborhood Temple Priestesses ( and more. Washington REALTORS® president Greg Wright will serve as master of ceremonies.

For more information, comment below. We'll answer your questions here.

See you there!


  1. How did it go, ladies??? I'm so bummed I missed it. I was sending you good juju. Hope you had a blast. I'm sure you were all brilliant!

  2. Janna, it was so incredibly awesome... we missed you!