NEVER GIVE UP: Writers on Tenacity, a Pen Parentis Salon at Andaz
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Jamie Duclos-Yourdon, a freelance editor and technical expert, received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. His short fiction has appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Underneath the Juniper Tree, and Chicago Literati, and he has contributed essays and interviews to Booktrib. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and two children. Froelich’s Ladder is his first novel.

Courtney Zoffness’ work has appeared in The Rumpus, Indiana Review, Washington Square, Tampa Review, the Fish Prize Stories anthology, and elsewhere. She’s received fellowships or awards from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, and Yale University, and was a 2013 Writing Fellow at the Center for Fiction. Courtney has taught at numerous institutions, including at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Freiburg in Germany, where she was a writer-in-residence. Visit Courtney’s website to read some of her recent work. Currently she teaches at Drew University and cares for her sons, ages 1 and 4, who wake before the sun.

Born and raised in New York City, Aidan Donnelley Rowley graduated from Yale University and received her law degree from Columbia University. She is the author of a previous novel, Life After Yes, and the creator of the Happier Hours Literary Salons. Her current novel is THE RAMBLERS, A NOVEL which is published by William Morrow and hits bookstores October, 2016. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and three daughters. (photo credit: Elena Seibert)