Pen Parentis Literary Salon Shares Writing Secrets

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Pen Parentis Literary Salon Shares Writing Secrets

Pen Parentis Literary Salon welcomes all lovers of literature to come hear from three established authors- Min Jin Lee, Jamie Brenner, and Patty Dann. The theme of February's Literary Salon is "Secrets. "They will read from new works and discuss how they balance a career in poetry with an active young family at home. The networking begins at 7pm with wine and light refreshments compliments of Andaz Wall Street. Pen Parentis Literary Salons were founded to celebrate the accomplishments of writers who pursue creative careers despite the disruptions of parenting. Salons are a great place to meet industry notables.

The celebration takes place on Tuesday evening, February 13th at the elegant Andaz Wall Street at 75 Wall Street. 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. Books will be available for purchase.

February 13th's Salon features:

Jamie Brenner is the author of The Wedding Sisters, a Target Emerging Author pick and one of PopSugar's Best Books for Women 2016. The author's previous novels include The Gin Lovers , named by Fresh Fiction as one of the Top Thirteen Books to read in 2013. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two daughters.

Patty Dann has written three novels, Mermaids, Starfish and Sweet & Crazy. Along with The Butterfly Hours, she has published two memoirs, The Baby Boat and The Goldfish Went on Vacation. Mermaids was made into a movie with Cher, Winona Ryder, Bob Hoskins and Christina Ricci. The Butterfly Hours was chosen one of the Best Books for Writers by Poets & Writers. She was cited by New York Magazine as one of the "Great Teachers of NYC," and has taught at Sarah Lawrence College and the West Side YMCA. She is married to journalist, Michael Hill and has one son and two stepsons.

Min Jin Lee's Pachinko was a finalist for the National Book Award. A New York Times Bestseller, Pachinko is a Top 10 Books of the Year for The New York Times, BBC, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the New York Public Library and the Chicago Public Library. Pachinko was on over four dozen best books of the year lists, including NPR, PBS, CNN, History, Vox, Esquire, Financial Times, Amazon, The Boston Globe, New Statesman, BuzzFeed, Chicago Tribune, Publishers Weekly, and The Irish Times. Lee's debut novel Free Food for Millionaires was a No. 1 Book Sense Pick, a New York Times Editor's Choice, a Wall Street Journal Juggle Book Club selection, and a national bestseller; it was a Top 10 Books of the Year for The Times of London, NPR's Fresh Air and USA Today. Min has one child.

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