Pen Parentis Literary Salon presents “BELONGING,” a literary conversation about writing about immigration. What are a writer’s responsibilities as a great communicator? Can one address such a politically touchy subject and maintain readership? Talented authors Susan Muaddi Darraj, Maruerite Bouvard, and Katie Kitamura will join forces with poet Sarah Gambito (rescheduled from January’s Poetry Salon) to read from current work and discuss writing about immigrants and immigration.
Pen Parentis Literary Salons break the stereotype of parent-author by presenting a vast diversity of creative writing by authors who happen to also be parents to the book-loving NYC community. Audiences are diverse and the evening is inclusive of all book-lovers (21+) — you don't have to be a parent or writer to enjoy these intimate and popular upscale events.
Held at the glamorous Andaz Wall Street (who also provide refreshments including wine) these inspiring monthly events include intimate roundtable discussions about writing as a craft and career and are moderated by Columbia MFA alumnae Christina Chiu (Pen Parentis curator) and M. M. De Voe (Pen Parentis founder).