Author Andre Dubus III and More Set for Pen Parentis Season Closer Tonight
The eleventh consecutive Pen Parentis Literary Salon season comes to a close with an evening of reading and discussion featuring three acclaimed novelists: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, author of The Effects of Light and Bittersweet, which publishes the day of the salon, Andre Dubus III, author of the bestsellers House of Sand and Fog and The Garden of Lost Days, and, most recently, Dirty Love, and Alexi Zentner, author of Touch and the forthcoming The Lobster Kings. Each author will read from their work and then participate in an informal, salon-style roundtable hosted by curator Brian Gresko (editor of the literary fatherhood anthology Until I Held You) and fiction writer and longtime downtown resident, M. M. De Voe (founder of Pen Parentis. Ltd), about their writing and parenting lives. It's sure to be an insightful, lively evening.
The reading takes place on Tuesday, May 13th at the elegant Hotel Andaz at 75 Wall Street, which graciously provides happy hour specials on beer on wine. The night kicks off at 7:00 pm, and admission is free. RSVP is recommended, but not required-the Pen Parentis Literary Salon is open to adults over the age of 21. The authors' books are available for purchase at the event by way of The Park Slope Community Bookstore.
May 13th's Literary Salon features:
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore is the author of Bittersweet (Crown, 2014); Set Me Free (Warner Books, 2007), which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for the best book of fiction by an American woman published that year, and The Effects of Light (Warner Books, 2005). Her short story Pertussis won the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize. Camera Obscura (2010), the short film adaptation of The Effects of Light, which she co-wrote and co-produced, starred Mary Lynn Rajskub. She lives and works in Brooklyn.