Pen Parentis Literary Salon Continues 9/9

Pen Parentis Literary Salon Continues 9/9

The twelfth Pen Parentis Literary Salon season will launch with a fantastic evening of readings by three critically acclaimed authors: Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth, David Gilbert, author of the nationally bestselling novel & Sons, and Mira Jacob, author of The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing. Additionally, Pen Parentis will present a check for $1,000 to the winner of the 2014-2015 Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents, Jess deCourcy Hinds. All four authors will read from their work and then participate in an informal, salon-style roundtable about their writing and personal lives moderated by writer/parents M. M. De Voe and Brian Gresko. It's sure to be an insightful, lively evening and the general public is warmly welcomed to attend.

The reading takes place on Tuesday, September 9th 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 will be available for purchase via The Park Slope Community Bookstore.

September 9th's Literary Salon features:

JULIA FIERRO is the author of the novel, Cutting Teeth (St. Martin's Press). A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow, her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Guernica, The Millions, Poets & Writers Magazine, Flavorwire, and other publications. She has been profiled in The L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, The Observer, and The Economist. In 2002, she founded The Sackett Street Writers' Workshop, a creative home for over 2000 writers. She lives on the Brooklyn waterfront with her husband and two children.

DAVID GILBERT is the author of the story collection Remote Feed and the novels The Normals and & Sons. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, GQ, and Bomb. He lives in New York with his wife and three children.

MIRA JACOB is the founder of Pete's Reading Series in Brooklyn and holds an MFA from the New School for Social Research. She teaches fiction at NYU and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, film-maker Jed Rothstein, and their son. The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing is her first novel.

And introducing the 2014-2015 Pen Parentis Writing Fellow, JESS DECOURCY HINDS. Jess is a fiction and nonfiction writer, and the founding library director of Bard H.S. Early College Queens. She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Brooklyn College, a Masters in library science from the Pratt Institute, a B.A. from Smith College and an A.A. from Bard College at Simon's Rock. She and her husband Stefan, an architect, are the parents of two-year-old Stella.

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