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 in lower Manhattan’s coolest spots. 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!
On Tuesday, May 14th, Pen Parentis Literary Salons present the extravagant Tenth Anniversary Season Grand Finale featuring the incredible talents of:
- bestselling New York Times author Domenica Ruta
- National Book Critics Circle finalist and American Book Award winning author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto
- and Marina Budhos, author of several critically-acclaimed and award-winning novels, including one that won a Chicago Library’s Best of the Best Award.
Co-hosts M. M. De Voe and Christina Chiu will moderate as these three eminent authors who have thriving literary careers—and children!–join the discussion of work-life balance. Pen Parentis is an inclusive space, celebrating parenthood as a life event that happens to you and writing as a career in the arts that you make happen.
Celebrating ten years of Downtown literary salons that feature the diversity of writing by authors who also happen to have kids, Pen Parentis is a 501c3 literary nonprofit that helps writers stay on creative track after they start a family. All events are on the second Tuesday of the month.
PLEASE NOTE: this Salon will be in a fabulous surprise location! We are waiting for final confirmation…..
There is no admission charge, though a voluntary $10 donation to Pen Parentis is warmly appreciated.
This PEN PARENTIS LITERARY SALON is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.