“We’re back! Join us at a Virtual Woman Zone Story Cafe when we chat to Colleen Higgs about her memoir my mother, my madness” , writes Beryl Eichenberger.
“While you may think we’ve been quiet during lockdown, it’s because we’ve been working on how to bring your favourite Woman Zone events to you.
So, we’ve joined the Zoom generation and, until restrictions are lifted, we’ll invite you to join us for a variety of discussions in the comfort of your own home.
Our first virtual book launch is with multi-dimensional poet, author and women’s publisher COLLEEN HIGGS
in conversation with Nancy Richards, talking about her memoir, my mother, my madness
WHEN: Saturday 27 June at 2pm
WHERE: the comfort of your own home
RSVP: Click HERE for the Zoom link which will be sent to you
A woman reluctantly takes on the responsibility of putting her eccentric rebellious mother into a retirement home, and managing her care. She has her own daughter to raise and nurture, a marriage and a business to hold together, and her own psychological troubles due in good part to how she was mothered.
my mother, my madness is her diary of her mother’s last ten years. It is at once funny, harrowing, mundane, chaotic, and full of insight. It is a rich and moving story which unfolds through its characters like a novel.
Colleen Higgs is a writer and publisher. She is the author of two collections of poetry (Halfborn Woman, 2004, and Lava Lamp Poems, 2011) and a short story collection (Looking for Trouble – Yeoville Stories, 2012). She founded Modjaji Books in 2007. Now, 150 books later, she is still Modjaji’s Manager and publisher.