Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

On February 9th, the Pen Parentis Literary Salon’s theme is Fame and Fortune – readers will include the President and Publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Jonathan Galassi, the fashion-insider and bestselling novelist, Tia Williams, and Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, co-authors of the internationally best selling books (and movie) The Nanny Diaries and nine subsequent novels.

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You can expect an animated, sharp, and witty discussion covering a wide variety of topics! It’s sure to be fun and thought-provoking, and we hope that you will join us.

The reading takes place on Tuesday, February 9th at the elegant Andaz Wall Street at 75 Wall Street, and the hotel graciously provides wine and light refreshments. The night kicks off at 7:00 pm, and admission is free. RSVP is recommended—the Pen Parentis Literary Salon is open to all adults over the age of 21. You do not have to be a parent or a writer to enjoy our Salons! All book lovers are welcome!

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus met in the Great Books program at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where they both graduated with concentrations in Arts in Education. Nanny Diaries was a international best-seller and became a box-office hit as a movie. They have appeared numerous times on CNN, MSNBC, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight and The View. Their work and partnership have been covered in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, TIME, Elle, Vogue, Town & Country and Harper’s Bazaar. In addition to multiple magazines, they have contributed to The London Times and The New York Times as well as two short story collections to benefit The War Child Fund: Big Night Out and Girls’ Night Out.  They recently partnered with Teen Vogue to create branded content for a national campaign for Estee Lauder, Their novel, So Close, will be Cosmopolitan magazine’s first serialized fiction.  In addition to writing for stage, television and film, they travel the country speaking about the creative process, media literacy, and professional collaboration. They have now co-written ten books, and are both mothers.

Jonathan Galassi is the president and publisher of Farrar, Straus & Giroux and the author of three collections of poetry, as well as acclaimed translations of the Italian poets Eugenio Montale and Giacomo Leopardi. A former Guggenheim Fellow and poetry editor of The Paris Review, he also writes for The New York Review of BooksThe New Republic, and other publications. He has two grown daughters and a new novel.

Tia Williams is the ultimate fashion insider. For fifteen years, she was a magazine beauty editor (at Elle, Lucky, Glamour, Teen People, and Essence.com), and created one of the first style blogs, the award-winning Shake Your Beauty. She’s the best-selling author of THE ACCIDENTAL DIVA and the IT CHICKS series, and co-writer of Iman’s THE BEAUTY OF COLOR. She also wrote a chapter in the anthology, WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO: LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY. Her latest novel, THE PERFECT FIND, hits shelves in Spring 2016. Currently a copy director at Estee Lauder Companies, Tia lives in Brooklyn with her 7-year-old diva daughter and all of their various accessories.