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DISTURBINGLY RACY, a Valentine's Day Pen Parentis Salon at Andaz

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DISTURBINGLY RACY, a Valentine's Day Pen Parentis Salon at Andaz

Time: February 14, 2017 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Location: The Andaz Wall Street
Street: 75 Wall Street
City/Town: New York
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Event Discipline: literary, reading
Organized By: Pen Parentis
Latest Activity: Feb 2, 2017

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As seen in the New Yorker, New York Times, Time Out NY (critics pick) and Four Seasons Magazine

You have never seen a salon like this one! To kick off their fifteenth season of Literary Salons this Valentine's Day, Tuesday February 14th, 2017 at Andaz Wall Street (75 Wall, enter at Water) Pen Parentis will help you love yourself and your neighbors. Three authors who write about race will be featured in a tricky panel discussion moderated by Wai Look Award-winner Christina Chiu and Salons veteran M. M. De Voe. Readings by Helen Wan, Karl Jacoby, and Shani Gilchrist. Helen Wan writes fiction and nonfiction about race and cultural identity. Shani Gilchrist has spent her entire life as a journalist and essayist battling the race politics in South Carolina where she lives. Karl Jacoby is a Columbia University Professor in the Department of History and in the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. This Valentine's Day, leave the lovers' quarrels to teenagers and join the intense conversations celebrating the diversity of our wonderful country. Pen Parentis' featured authors are parents - expect intimate discussion of real-world truths, and how they affect us and future generations. 
The night begins with networking over wine, compliments of Andaz Wall Street. Readings will be followed by Q&A moderated by Pen Parentis founder M. M. De Voe and Salons curator Christina Chiu. The event ends with mingling and book signings. Come join the festivities!  Pen Parentis Literary Salons are a great place to meet book-loving neighbors as well as industry notables.

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Join other New Yorkers who appreciate a well-chosen word on Tuesday, February 14th at the elegant Hotel Andaz at 75 Wall Street. The night kicks off at 7:00 pm, and admission is free with or without a date. Books will be vended for signings.

PEN PARENTIS, Ltd is a 501c3 literary nonprofit that provides resources to help writers stay on creative track after starting a family. The Literary Salons are a free program that is open to everyone 21+ (you don't have to be a parent or even a writer to enjoy our events!)

Transportation info: Take the 2/3/4/5/J/M to Wall Street. The Salon takes place in a private room in the Andaz Hotel, at 75 Wall Street.

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