Marcelle Soviero, Wilton author and editor-in-chief of Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers, is a guest speaker at the Over 40 Females networking luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 13 from noon to 2 p.m. at Darien’s , 72 Heights Road.
The event’s theme is “Getting Mentally and Physically Fit” and the luncheon is sponsored by skincare company, StriVectin. Members attend at no charge, while admission for non-members is $20. A portion of the proceeds will benefit B*CURED, a Greenwich non-profit providing grants for brain cancer research.
Ms. Soviero is the owner of Erielle Media and spearheads all Brain, Child magazine operations and editorial duties. Brain, Child is a quarterly, literary magazine founded in 1999 (www.brainchildmag.com). Dedicated to motherhood, the magazine’s contributors have included the works of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists and acclaimed writers.
In addition to her editorial work, Soviero is an accomplished poet and essayist, teacher, artist, mother and stepmother and has recently penned “An Iridescent Life” (June, 2012/ available on Amazon.com). The book is a collection of essays celebrating the often untold positive aspects of step-parenting and parenting.
“Not enough upbeat things are written about stepmothers, I wanted to show the rewarding side of being a stepmom as well as a mom. My aim was to highlight the joy of both callings,” said Soviero.
According to the author, her book celebrates the perfectly imperfect life of an everyday mom/stepmom trying to raise kids without a guaranteed guidebook and with rules that seem to keep changing at every step along the way.
Soviero has been published in The New York Times, National Public Radio, Salon.com, Eating Well, New York Metro Parent, Babble, Literary Mama, Upper East Side Magazine, and others.
Now residing in Wilton, Connecticut with her second husband and their blended family—comprised of five children aged ten to sixteen—Ms. Soviero teaches memoir writing, among other topics, at the Westport Writers Workshop and through Wilton Continuing Education.
She balances Brain, Child and teaching with her private writing/coaching practice. She is also available to teach essay classes at local venues, including libraries and assisted living facilities, and can be contacted through her website at email@example.com or at 203.563.9149.
Soviero’s topic at the Equinox, “Mentally Fit: Keeping a Life Journal—Writing Your Life Story,” is her forte. Soviero will take luncheon attendees through her journaling process and share helpful tips on getting started. The author believes everyone has a story to tell; now’s the time to tap into it.
Personal trainer, Dan Madgwick, will address the importance of staying physically fit for optimum health. Additionally, event-goers will be treated to chair massages and promotions and/or discounts from the Equinox, a local hair salon and spa.
Over 40 Females was founded in 2010 by Judy Goss, a former More Magazine Editor wanting to give women a platform to “Connect, Encourage and Inspire.”
The organization routinely hosts events that help women enhance their lives and careers. For more information, visit www.over40females.com. Members should RSVP for the Darien luncheon to Chris Oleynick at Coleynick@over40females.com. Non-members must pre-pay via PayPal via the event link, http://eepurl.com/oVTfr.
Editor's note: This announcement originally was posted on Thursday, Aug. 30. The time stamp has been changed for layout purposes on the Home page of Darien Patch.