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!

Summer Break
Jun 8 – Sep 1 all-day
Summer Break

Pen Parentis Salons are on Summer Hiatus.

We will resume on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the glamorous Andaz Wall Street with new themes and new groups of incredible writers who happen to be parents. We have a fantastic line-up of authors; some new, some returning. Our first Salon of the Fall Season will feature FOUR incredible novelists working on Graphic Novels: Victor LaValle, Darin Strauss, Mira Jacob and Josh Neufeld. Prepare to be astounded.

And on that Tuesday, we will also present the $1,000 fellowship to our 2018-2019 Writing Fellow! Watch this space for more information!

This upcoming season we will be fundraising for our Tenth Anniversary Season (I know! We can’t believe it either!) which starts in Spring 2019. Ten Years of Downtown Literary Salons, people!

Want to help us get the ball rolling?

Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to the Salons!