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Join us Tuesday, November 10th for a night of great fiction with Joanna Smith Rakoff, celebrated author of A FORTUNATE AGE and singer-songwriter/novelist/radio personality Stewart Lewis. Have a glass of wine in our exclusive Pen Parentis Upstairs Library bar, be part of a literary movement, and support contemporary writers who are also parents.

Joanna Smith Rakoff's novel, A FORTUNATE AGE, was a New York Times' Editors' Pick, a winner of the Elle Readers' Prize, and a selection of Barnes and Noble's First Look Book Club. She has written for the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Vogue, O: The Oprah Magazine, and many other periodicals. Her poetry has appeared in The Paris Review and The Kenyon Review, among others.

Stewart Lewis is a singer songwriter, novelist, and radio personality. His soulful blend of pop and folk has been featured on TV and film and he has performed worldwide. He has published two novels, Rockstarlet, and Relative Stranger, which was hailed by best-selling author Augusten Burroughs as, "A droll, spirited read--terrific fun." His reports on "City Life" can be heard thrice weekly on WCBS News Radio. He lives in New York City with his partner and three year old daughter, Rowan. For more information, visit www.stewartlewis.com

DATE:Tuesday, November 10, 2009
TIME: 6-8 pm, come after work!
LOCATION: The Upstairs Library at the Libertine, inside the Gildhall Hotel @ 15 Gold Street, NYC.
DIRECTIONS: Walking directions from A/C (@ Broadway/Nassau) or 2/3/4/5/J/M/Z (@ Fulton) trains: Walk east on Fulton Street to Gold Street, turn right and right again at Platt.

Walking directions from 4/5 train or E train or PATH: From Broadway take Maiden Lane east to Gold Street (third intersection). Turn left on Gold and left again at Platt.

Enter through the lobby of the Gildhall Hotel and join us upstairs for a night to remember.


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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