Patricia Reis, author of Motherlines

Event date: 
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 2:00pm

A Room of One's Own is proud to welcome Patricia Reis, author of Motherlines: Love, Longing, and Liberation!

When she was twenty, Patricia Reis’s mother asked, “What about your spiritual life?” Years later, this question drives her midlife quest to reconcile the desires of her body with the mandates of her spirit. Motherlines: Love, Longing and Liberation (She Writes Press / October 11th, 2016) is a candid and compelling story of sex with men and with women, of celibacy, illegal abortions, making vows and breaking them, dreams, body wisdom, creative ambition, and inspiring relationships with memorable characters.

This unflinching memoir illuminates the unvarnished truth of growing up female in the 1980’s, a rich and fertile period in American history when gender roles were undergoing a revolution, a time that includes feminism, the women’s spirituality movement and liberation theology. A spiritual journey and a creative tour de force, this memoir is a potent and tender love song to the Motherlines that connect us all.  

About Patricia Reis: Along with numerous essays and reviews, Reis has published four books: Women’s Voices, (co-edited with Nancy Cater) includes her in-depth interview with naturalist and writer, Terry Tempest Williams; The Dreaming Way (with Susan Snow): Dreamwork and Art for Remembering and Recovery; Daughters of Saturn: From Father’s Daughter to Creative Woman; and Through the Goddess: A Woman’s Way of Healing.

Reis holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin, an MFA in Art and Design from UCLA and a degree in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. She conducts a private psychotherapy practice primarily for women, particularly artists and writers. Raised in Madison, Wisconsin, Patricia Reis moved to California in 1968. In 1986, she moved to Maine where she lives with her partner James Harrod and their cat. Currently, she divides her time between Maine and Nova Scotia.

Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
Madison, WI 53703-2218
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$16.95
ISBN: 9781631521218
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Published: She Writes Press - October 11th, 2016