New York, NY – Join The Pen Parentis Literary Salon as we celebrate our season closer with authors Jacquelyn Mitchard, Sadequa Johnson, and Marie Lee! During this LIVECAST reading on May10, 2022 at 7PM (ET), our celebrity authors discuss everything that impacts their writing from writing and challenges of motherhood to work-life balance.

This series has shattered negative stereotypes of parents by emphasizing the creative diversity of high-quality work penned by professional writers who have children as well as successful literary careers. This monthly livecast features top-quality authors presenting short readings and interacting with Q&A. Audience members are encouraged to engage with the authors and moderators during the session via chat.

Discussion will be moderated by award-winning writers and Columbia MFA grads, Christina Chiu, author of the acclaimed novel Beauty, and co-host M. M. De Voe, founder of Pen Parentis and author of Book & Baby: the complete guide to managing chaos and becoming a wildly successful writer-parent. Chiu and DeVoe have been hosting this monthly series as a duo more than five years running.

Jacquelyn Mitchard is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels for adults and teenagers, and the recipient of Great Britain’s Talkabout prize, The Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson awards, and named to the short list for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was the inaugural selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club, with more than 3 million copies in print in 34 languages. Mitchard’s essays also have been published in magazines worldwide, widely anthologized, and incorporated into school curricula.

While the event is free and open to the general public, the nonprofit would welcome a $10 donation per attendee to cover costs. Pre-registration is required for all participants.

10 May 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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