Networking Aloud! A monthly open mic: Featuring Maggie Bennett

14 July 2015: Networking Aloud features Maggie Bennett, a long-time midwife in Monterey County. Our free monthly event open to the public every second Tuesday.  NETWORKING ALOUD: A WRITERS OPEN MIKE. Come early & sign up for a five to seven minute reading from any genre: prose, screenplay, poetry & essay that follows 15-20 minutes from a featured published reader. We applaud one another, no critique allowed. Bring your work in progress, OR published, we want to hear your VOICE.

Maggie Bennett

On July 14th the featured writer will be Maggie Bennett, a long-time midwife in Monterey County. She Participated in the legislative process of changing home birth midwifery from a felony to an ever more popular option of childbearing.  In both 1993 and 2014 she was recognized as an Outstanding Woman of the Year. Maggie has won many awards for her work on behalf of women’s rights to self determination and reproductive rights in the years between those awards. She has contributed many articles to journals and newsletters.  She will be reading from her first published contribution to a book Into These Hands by Geraldine Simpkins, an anthology of essays by important midwives in the American Childbirth Movement. Maggie Bennett is a graduate of the University of Illinois, a licensed Midwife, an artist and the mother of two grown men. Her web site is

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