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 location, who is reading next, and to RSVP!
Scroll down for archives of photos and livecasts.
PREVIEW OF UPCOMING READERS (mark your calendars!)
December 10: Annual Author Mingle & Season Closer – “All in the Family,” with Terese Svoboda, Catherine Woodard, and Huda Al-Marashi – RSVP open now!
ANNUAL WINTER POETRY SALON
January 14: Sarah Kain Gutowski, Diane Mehta, Len Lawson
February 11: “Flash Fiction” with Richard Peabody, Denise Long, and Jose De Pierola
March 10: “The Body” with David Ebenbach and Kathy Curto
April 14: Helen Schulman and Deborah Paredez
May 12: Season Closer with Gish Jen and Granville Wyche Burgess
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SEASON Eleven archives:
November 12: “Small Towns, USA” with Marie Lee, Jimin Han, and Keetje Kuipers
The Pen Parentis Holiday Author Mingle welcomes back any author who has ever read for Pen Parentis in a festive co-mingling of reader and creator. Audiences are encouraged to socialize with these writers, to meet them and to talk everything from craft to theme.
The theme for the December 10th Salon is Family Matters and the featured presenters are Huda Al-Marashi, Catherine Woodard and Terese Svoboda. Q&A on the livecast portion of the event is moderated by Christina Chiu and M. M. De Voe. All writers on the Pen Parentis stage are parents–we aim to break the stereotype of writer/parent. All are welcome – you don’t have to be a member to attend our amazing salons!
RSVP is requested as is a suggested $10 donation. Please don’t allow financial need to keep you from attending.
(photo credit: Carrie Rollwagen’s blog)