Alternative Mothers’ Day with writing duo

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TODMORDEN Library will host an alternative Mothers’ Day event on Saturday featuring two writers.

Char March, pictured, and Clare Shaw present their launch gig as The Immaculate Conceptions at the library at 2pm.

In their performance of poetry and prose, they draw from their rocky journeys of coming out, via family conflict and resolution, up to their own particular decisions of “to mother, or not to mother” - and beyond.

A spokesperson said: “Forget the turkey baster. Think instead of the powerful, particular relationship that lesbians have with motherhood.

“Expect laughter, tears, one small syringe and one large surprise.

“Whether you’re a mother or whether you’re a lover, these gals know how to pack an emotional, humorous and celebratory punch.”