May 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

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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.

PLEASE NOTE: this salon is sponsored by Westfield WTC and will be held in the glamorous Oculus in Lower Manhattan!

The Oculus is accessible by nearly all trains. The 1 train to WTC exits right into the center of it. The R/W to Cortland also have direct exits into the Oculus. The E train at Chambers connects. The PATH (obviously) does too! The 2/3/4/5/A/C/J/Z to Fulton all connect underground to the space.  So no matter the weather, we expect you!

Directions to the Pop Up Space:

From the center of the Oculus, head to the South Concourse between London Jewelers and Roberto Coin and the Westfield pop up space will be on the left across from Sephora.

Come early and shop!! In addition to the excellent selection of boutiques, there’s an Apple Store, a Sugarfina (free samples! yay!), and of course the magical Eataly Downtown. The Tuesday Farmer’s Market in the Oculus will be running until 6pm and you can get a fantastic cup of coffee (or happy hour glass of wine!) at Epicerie Bouloud.

At the event, you’ll also have a chance to win a $1000 shopping spree! Don’t miss it!

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.

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.

And you? Will you donate to keep this series alive and strong for ten more years to come?

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