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.

With Terese Svoboda, Huda al-Marashi, and poet Catherine Woodard

 

 

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

SEASON TWELVE:

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:

Miss anything??

September 10: “Freedom” with Renee Simms, Virginia Hartman & Jess DeCourcy Hinds   —  

VIEW SLIDESHOW!

October 8: “Alternative Lives” with Amy Edwards, Janice Eidus, and Randon Billings Noble

Watch the livecast recording

November 12: “Small Towns, USA” with Marie Lee, Jimin Han, and Keetje Kuipers

See the photos

Watch the livecast recording

Dec
10
Tue
Annual Holiday Author Mingle – December 10, 2019
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

RSVP RIGHT HERE.

(photo credit: Carrie Rollwagen’s blog)