The Pen Parentis Literary Salon is a unique Downtown series that shatters parental stereotypes as it celebrates the diverse creative work of writers that are also parents. On the second Tuesday of each month September through May, join us at 75 Wall Street (Andaz Wall Street). Each night begins with networking over wine, compliments of Andaz Wall Street. Readings are followed by Q&A moderated by Pen Parentis founder M. M. De Voe and Salons curator Christina Chiu. Each event ends with mingling and book signings. Come join the fun! Pen Parentis Literary Salons are a great place to meet book-loving neighbors as well as industry notables. You don’t have to be a parent or even a writer to enjoy these events – join us!
See below for details of who is reading next and to RSVP!
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, 21+ only.
BOOK CLUB: Allison Scollar is heading up a PEN PARENTIS BOOK CLUB! Sign up to read THE RED CAR, then meet author Marcy Dermansky in an exclusive private session before our salon. (This book club meeting is rescheduled from the one canceled due to Snowstorm Stella) Click here to get more book club information or to sign up.
Marcy Dermansky is the author of Bad Marie, Twins, and, most recently, The Red Car (the March 2017 Pen Parentis Book Club pick). Marcy’s short fiction has been widely published and anthologized, appearing in McSweeney’s, Guernica, The Indiana Review, and elsewhere. Her essay “Maybe I Loved You” appeared in the best-selling anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York. Marcy has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and The Edward Albee Foundation. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her daughter Nina, and has often been featured at Pen Parentis. (photo credit: Whitney Larson)