Planning Ahead With SmartTalk and the State Theatre of New Brunswick!

(I am working with SmartTalk in exchange for the opportunity to see these speakers at no cost to me, and for promotional opportunities for my blog.  I am not being monetarily compensated.)

I am pleased to announce that I have partnered with SmartTalk Women and the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ to bring you an extraordinary opportunity.

SmartTalk has been bringing women together to experience the power of the spoken word since 1991, and has grown into the one of the most powerful and entertaining live events in the United States.  SmartTalk believes that women can be inspired by the heart and voice of other remarkable women with the the hope that the end results leave women thinking of, participating in and experiencing the most connected conversations of their lives.  For more information and the answers to frequently asked questions click here.

Show performances start on January 14, 2012 in Cincinnati, OH.  The series will also be in Des Moines, Iowa, The Twin Cities, Wilmington, Delaware and in Tampa Bay, Florida, and of course, The State Theatre of New Brunswick, NJ.

The scheduled speakers at The State Theatre will be:

Dr. Jane Goodall, on January 16th, 2012.

Many people know of Dr. Goodall’s work with chimpanzees.  Besides her extensive body of work, Dame Goodall is serious about the current threats facing the environment and will explain to you her reasons for hope in these complex times, encouraging everyone to do their part to make a positive difference.

Donna Brazile, on February 28, 2012:

A veteran Democratic political strategist, Donna Brazile’s other accomplishments include author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, and former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute.  Besides being a native of New Orleans, Ms. Brazile’s passion is encouraging young people to vote; to work within the system and to strengthen it, and to inspire them to run for public office.

Frances Mayes, on March 27, 2012:

Author of the bestselling book, Under the Tuscan Sun, Frances Mayes is also a professor, poet, and a seasoned Italian cook.  Now she devotes herself to full-time writing and her new furniture and accessory lines.  She is the founder of the Tuscan Sun Film Festival in Italy, and has a new cookbook to be released in 2012.

Cathy Rigby, on April 18, 2012:

Born premature and growing up with an alcoholic father, Cathy Rigby was able to overcome these obstacles and in 1968 earned the highest U.S. gymnastic scores.  At 15, Ms. Rigby became anorexic and bulimic and nearly died.  After retiring from gymnastics she married, gave birth to two sons, and became a commentator for ABC Sports.  After divorcing her husband and seeking medical intervention, Rigby reinvented herself as a successful actress and singer.  Her story will inspire you to soar higher than you have ever thought was possible!

Sigourney Weaver, on May 22, 2012:

Academy Award nominated actress Sigourney Weaver has captivated audiences as one of the most esteemed actresses on stage and screen, with her breakout movie being the unforgettable science fiction/horror film, Alien.  She has recently starred in Avatar, Paul, and You Again.  Meet Ms. Weaver as you have never seen her before!

If you are not in the New Jersey area but would like to attend these talks in the other cities that I have mentioned, please visit the SmartTalk Women Tickets page.  Also check out their Bloggers area for discounts and chances to win tickets.


For those of you who are in New Jersey, tickets go on sale starting October 18th for those who do not have a subscription.  You can visit The State Theatre, call 732-246-7469, or purchase them online at the SmartTalk Women Tickets site.


And for YOUR chance to either win tickets, or receive information on ticket discounts to the State Theatre venue, keep following Mama Sick!








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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

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