May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Pen Parentis Literary Salons close an exciting season with readings by four outstanding authors. Meet Pulitzer Prize nominee Charles McNair, Vanity Fair and People Magazine-featured author Amy Scheibe, writing guru Liz Rosenberg, and internationally best-selling author Sarah Pekkanen.  The night begins at 7pm with networking over wine, compliments of Andaz Wall Street. Readings and signings will be followed by Q&A moderated by Pen Parentis founder M. M. De Voe and our curator, novelist Christina Chiu. Come join the fun!  Pen Parentis Literary Salons were founded to celebrate the creative work of writers that are also parents, and are a great place to meet industry notables.

The event takes place on Tuesday, May 12th at the elegant Hotel Andaz at 75 Wall Street. The night kicks off at 7:00 pm, and admission is free. RSVP is recommended. Pen Parentis Literary Salons are open to all adults over the age of 21. Books will be vended and proceeds go to Community Bookstore in Brooklyn.

May 12th Salon author bios:

Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally bestselling author of The Opposite of Me, Skipping a Beat, These Girls, and The Best of Us as well as a series of linked short stories for eReaders. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers. She lives with her family, including three kids, a rescue dog and a cat, in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Visit her on Facebook or Twitter (author photo credit: Sonia Suter)

Amy Scheibe is the author of two novels. Her first novel, WHAT DO YOU DO ALL DAY, was Amazon’s #1 Women’s Fiction Pick for 2005. Her current novel, A FIREPROOF HOME FOR THE BRIDE has been featured in national presses such as Vanity Fair, Redbook, and People Magazine. She has written for Dame Magazine, Seattle Weekly, and many other publications. Born in Minnesota and reared in North Dakota, she lives in New York City with her husband and two children. (author photo credit: Michael Luppino)

Charles McNair, a native of the Yellowhammer State of Alabama, released his first novel, Land O’ Goshen, to critical acclaim. Land O’ Goshen was a nominee for the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1994. His long-awaited second novel, Pickett’s Charge, was published in September 2013. Charles served as Books Editor for Paste magazine from 2005 to the present, and often shares his reviews on an Atlanta radio station. Upon finding true love, Charles relocated to Bogota, Columbia in 2015, where he became the instant parent of two wonderful children. He is currently at work on his third novel, The Epicureans.

Liz Rosenberg is the author of 4 novels, 5 books of poems and more than 20 award winning books for children. She has edited five prize winning poetry anthologies (including THE INVISIBLE LADDER and LIGHT GATHERING POEMS) and her picture book, THE CAROUSEL was featured on PBS’ Reading Rainbow. Her newest picture book, TYRANNOSAURUS DAD (illustrated by brilliant newcomer Matthew Myers) is a Children’s Book of the Month Club bestseller and has garnered praise from Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, School Library Journal and elsewhere, and was an Amazon top 10 children’s book. She is the proud mother of Eli Bosnick, 21 and Lily, 11.


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