Mark your calendars!! We proudly launch our twelfth season on Tuesday, September 9th, with an extraordinary line-up of popular authors, including two debut novelists that are all the buzz in the industry: Julia Fierro and Mira Jacobs. They will share the stage with David Gilbert whose newest novel, & Sons, was highly acclaimed by the New York Times, New Yorker and on NPR. Each author will read from their work and then talk about their writing and parenting lives in an informal roundtable. Jess deCourcy Hinds, the 2014-2015 Pen Parentis Writing Fellow, will also present her winning short story and accept her award.
The readings take place on Tuesday, September 9th at the elegant Hotel Andaz at 75 Wall Street, which graciously provides happy hour specials on beer on wine. The night kicks off at 7:00 pm, and admission is free with no bar minimums. RSVP is recommended, but not required—the Pen Parentis Literary Salon is open to adults over the age of 21.
The authors’ books will be available for purchase from The Park Slope Community Bookstore.
Mira Jacob is the founder of the very popular Pete’s Reading Series in Brooklyn and earned her MFA from the New School for Social Research. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, film-maker Jed Rothstein, and their son. The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing is her first novel. (Photo credit: In Kim.)
DAVID GILBERT is the author of Remote Feed, The Normals and his current New York Times and New Yorker – acclaimed novel, & Sons. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, GQ, and Bomb. He lives in New York with his wife and three children. (Photo credit: Susie Gilbert)
Julia Fierro has been profiled in The L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, The Observer, and The Economist. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow, her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Guernica, The Millions, Poets & Writers, and Flavorwire. In 2002, she founded The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, a creative home for over 2000 writers. She lives on the Brooklyn waterfront with her husband and two children. This is her third appearance at Pen Parentis, her second as a reader. Cutting Teeth is her first novel.