Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and Pen Parentis presents three fantastic authors who are also parents, reading from their newest creative works. The night begins at 7pm with networking over wine, compliments of the Andaz Wall Street. Readings and signings will be followed by Q&A moderated by Pen Parentis founder M. M. De Voe and its new curator, novelist Christina Chiu. Books will be vended and proceeds go to Community Bookstore in Brooklyn. Come join the fun!
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Andrew Lewis Conn is the critically acclaimed author of the novels O, AFRICA! and P. He has also written essays, short fiction, and reviews on subjects ranging from James Joyce to Martin Scorsese, Bob Dylan to Sherlock Holmes. Conn has been a resident at Yaddo and the Ledig House International Writers’ Colony. He also has participated in the National Arts Club’s writing program to support New York City public schools and PEN Center USA’s Summer Writing Institute Workshop. A Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University, Conn currently serves as a member of the Young Professional Committee of the YMCA of Greater New York. Intensely loyal to his native Brooklyn, Conn lives in Park Slope with his wife, daughter, and their twenty-year-old turtle, Marty.

Stephanie Lehmann was born and raised in San Francisco. She reluctantly moved to Manhattan for the graduate program in fiction writing at New York University, where she ended up receiving her MRS degree (got married). She wound up staying in NYC, giving birth to two children, and eventually publishing five novels: Thoughts While Having Sex, Are you in the Mood?, The Art of Undressing, You Could do Better, and Astor Place Vintage. Lehmann has taught writing classes at The Writer’s Voice, Mediabistro, and online at Salon.com, where her essays on sex, daughters and millionaires have been published. www.StephanieLehmann.com www.AstorPlaceVintage.com

Siobhan Adcock is the author of three books, most recently The Barter, a ghost story about motherhood and marriage set in contemporary and historical Texas. She has an MFA in creative writing from Cornell University, and her fiction has appeared in Triquarterly, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. A longtime digital publishing vet, she has also written and edited for Epicurious, The Knot, Huffington Post, WhattoExpect.com, A Child Grows in Brooklyn, and other sites. She lives in  Brooklyn with her husband and their Dolly Parton-obsessed preschool-age daughter. Come say hi at https://twitter.com/siobhanster or siobhanadcock.com.  Photo credit: Sarah Bonisteel


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