Interview with author Alice Kaltman

“The best thing an established writer said to me years ago was, ‘If you feel like a fraud, that means you’re a real writer.’ It doesn’t take publication to validateyour place at the table.” ~Alice Kaltman, author of Staggerwing (Tortoise Books) PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if […]

[ Read More...]

Book AND Baby? You can totally do this.

We have so much proof. More than 275 incredible writers who have kids have presented their published, well-received, award-winning books at our Salons. We have given out $1000 per year to deserving writers with kids under ten years old. It’s not impossible to have a gorgeous, well-written book as well as a happy kid or […]

[ Read More...]

SPECIAL EVENT: July 8th on Governors Island

 Photos from the event are now on Facebook. Click here to see them!     On Saturday, July 8th, we celebrate the various writing professions of creative parents at our House of Lit Party on Governors Island! Come and bring your whole family! Your friends! Your writing group! Your book club! This is going to […]

[ Read More...]

Thanks for a successful 15th season!

We are staggered by all of the marvelous authors who read for us in our fifteenth season of Salons in Lower Manhattan. Our encore Salon on June 13, 2017, featured multiply international-bestselling author Jennifer Probst who told us stories of how she and her husband reacted after 20 years of rejection letters to receive an […]

[ Read More...]

Interview with Novelist Susan Daitch

One of the most rewarding parts of being a parent is that it forces you to realize the world is bigger than your own vision of things.” ~Susan Daitch, author of White Lead PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if applicable). SD: It may sound like an eye-rolling […]

[ Read More...]

Interview with Novelist Daphne Uviller

“What’s awesome about writing/parenting is that it’s easier to do 100 things than 5, so while having the kids keeping us busier than I thought a person could be, it makes me waaaaayyyy more efficient.” ~Daphne Uviller, author of Wife of the Day PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other […]

[ Read More...]

RSVP for the May Salon

Thanks for your interest in our Salons! May’s salon is on Tuesday, May 9th at 7pm in the Andaz Wall Street and features four fantastic authors. The Book Club selection for May is John Freeman Gill’s The Gargoyle Hunters. Visit the Salons page to see who is reading next and to RSVP. Or just click […]

[ Read More...]