The Mandala Way

Author Reading and Holiday Shopping Sale

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Want to enjoy a relaxing evening and still get last-minute holiday shopping done?
Come to The Mandala Way's after-hours book reading on Dec. 17 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, featuring local essayist, Maria Ostrowski. We are offering 20% off your purchase the evening of the event!

Enjoy a glass of wine and words of compassion and hope as Maria reads from her essay in Letting Go: An Anthology of Attempt and her essay in (HER)oics. Both books make perfect stocking stuffers or gifts for someone special. Space is limited, so register early! 

About the book: Letting Go: An Anthology of Attempts is a collection of essays by 30 authors from seven countries that explore trying to let go of being the perfect mom to anxiety, fear, grief, obsessions, to material items, or haunting memories.
There's humor, pathos, and lots of compassion as every writer discovers something for themselves about this timeless theme.

(HER)oics: Women's Lived Experiences During The Coronavirus Pandemic. Fifty women writers from all over the country write about every aspect of living through this historic pandemic. There's humor, grief, anxiety, love, compassion, action, and life from the unique perspectives of women on the frontlines like nurses and essential workers to stay-at-home moms trying to help our children through this.

About Maria: Maria Rocchetti Ostrowski’s creative nonfiction and poetry appear in the anthologies, (HER)oics: Women’s lived experiences during the coronavirus pandemic and Letting Go: An Anthology of Attempts, Poetica Review, HerStry, 34th Parallel Magazine, The Book Smuggler’s Den, and is forthcoming in Ovunque Siamo. In 2019, her novel manuscript, Yet From Those Flames No Light, was a finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence in mystery and suspense. A toddler mom who enjoys finger-painting almost as much as her son, she posts about her writing life on Instagram: @the_roughdraft