Parenting blogger Emily Writes and comedian Sera Devcich to stop by Feilding
A popular New Zealand parent blogger and a comedian are set for a night of gossip and laughter with Feilding mothers.
Author Emily Writes and Sera Devcich will combine to put on a show at Feilding Playcentre's annual fundraiser on April 15.
Writes is a Wellington-based writer and mother of two whose blogs about the hardships of parenting have a habit of going viral.
Levin's Devcich has also quickly built a reputation as one of New Zealand's up and coming comedy stars. The actor and comedian is a frequent contributor to the The Project and 7 Days television shows.
Devcich brings a unique theatrical style and quirky perspective to the stage and is always quick to mock herself.
Writes has just released her first book Rants in the Dark.
"I had a three week old and a toddler and they weren't sleeping," Writes said. "Late one night I was trying to put one down to sleep while the other one was also up.
"I wrote a piece I was only going to send to a few friends and I put it up on an old blog site.
"It got one million hits overnight."
Writes said the catalyst for her success was remaining relatable to parents by not shying away from writing about the difficulties involved with raising kids.
She described her book as a friend in the night to mums who were still awake in the early hours of the morning.
"I saw there were a lot of parents who didn't like being told they had to love every minute of being a mum," she said.
"I talked to a lot of parents who felt silent that they couldn't talk about the hard stuff.
"I'll keep writing as long as people are reading."
Writes said she hoped mothers would turn out in force for a relaxed night without the kids.
"I love events like this. They can expect we'll have a great time, a mum's night out and even a few wines, maybe."
Feilding Playcentre's Tracy Pleasants said Writes blog was topical and dealt with real issues.
"She writes about stuff that people are thinking," she said. "As a first-time mother I resonate with it - she's like one of us, but can put it into writing and that's a skill.
"She talks about her personal battles and she's very open and honest."