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Rad Families – book release & social hour
March 10, 2017- 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
RAD FAMILIES: A CELEBRATION Book Tour & Social Hour
Join editor Tomas Moniz and writers scott winn carla bergman and more for an engaging hour of storytelling at Spartacus Books on March 10th at 7:00 pm!
RAD FAMILIES: A CELEBRATION honors the messy, the painful, the playful, the beautiful, the myriad ways we create families. This is not an anthology of experts, or how-to articles on perfect parenting; it often doesn’t even try to provide answers. Instead, the writers strive to be honest and vulnerable in sharing their stories and experiences, their failures and their regrets.
Gathering parents and writers from diverse communities, it explores the process of getting pregnant from trans birth to adoption, grapples with issues of racism and police brutality, probes raising feminists and feminist parenting. It plumbs the depths of empty nesting and letting go. It’s a book that reminds us all that we are not alone, that community can help us get through the difficulties, can, in fact, make us better people. It’s a celebration, join us!
“Rad dads, rad families, rad children. These stories show us that we are not alone. That we don’t have all the answers. That we are all learning.”
—Nikki McClure, illustrator, author, parent
“Rad Families is the collection for all families.” —Innosanto Nagara, author/illustrator of A Is for Activist
“This collection takes the anaesthetized myth of parenting and reminds us what intimacy looks like. . . . The contributors describe the contours of family in a way that resonates.” —Virgie Tovar, editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion
“Want a thriving family raising magical kids, building beloved community, and rooted in a vision of liberation that frees us all of white supremacist hetero-patriarchy? Read this book.”
—Chris Crass, author of Towards Collective Liberation
“I love this book! Wonderfully written, tenderly honest, unabashedly hilarious, deeply important stories from the messy beautiful world of real-life parenting. Thank goodness it exists.”
—Michelle Tea, author of How to Grow Up
About the Editor:
Tomas Moniz is the founder and editor of the award winning zine Rad Dad. He has helped raise three children and has been making zines since the late nineties. He teaches basic skills classes and creative writing at Berkeley City College. He is cofounder and cohost of the successful monthly reading series Lyrics and Dirges as well as the more rambunctious open mic, Saturday Night Special. His latest novella is Bellies and Buffalos.