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Pen Parentis Presents

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Tuesday, April 14
Pen Parentis is Proud to Present
Julie Klam and Arthur Phillips

Julie Klam grew up in Bedford, NY. She has written for such publications as "O, The Oprah Magazine," "Rolling Stone," "Harper's Bazaar," "Cookie," "Allure," "Glamour," and "The New York Times Magazine" and her essay, "I'm Not Fat, I'm Pregnant" is included in the Harper Collins book The Organic Pregnancy. Julie worked as writer for VH1's Pop-Up Video, where she earned an Emmy nomination for Special Class Writing. Please Excuse My Daughter, her memoir, will be available in paperback August 7, 2009. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, daughter and 4 dogs.

Arthur Phillips has been a child actor, a jazz musician, a speechwriter, and a five-time Jeopardy! champion. His first novel, Prague, a national bestseller, was named a New York Times Notable Book, and received The Los Angeles Times/Art Seidenbaum Award for best first novel. His second novel, The Egyptologist, was a national and international bestseller, and was on more than a dozen "Best of 2004" lists. Angelica, his third novel, was also a national bestseller and made The Washington Post best fiction of 2007. The Song Is You is his highly anticipated fourth novel. He lives in New York with his wife and 2 sons.


Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.


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