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Pen Parentis Literary Salon

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The Pen Parentis
Literary Salon
Tuesday, January 11
Ring in the New Year with
inspiring and provocative authors!

Patricia Henley
Is a poet, parent, and novelist. Her novel, Hummingbird House was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has taught for 23 years in the MFA Program at Purdue University.

Thaisa Frank
Is a parent and two-time Pen Award Winner and Pushcart nominee. Her acclaimed debut novel, HEIDEGGER'S GLASSES, explores the fluid boundaries between the life of the imagination and the facts of recorded history.

with special guest:

Nance Van Winckel
Award-winning poet and parent. Recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowships, and a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Kenyon Review, and Ploughshares.

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Celebrate contemporary literature and cutting-edge parenting with like-minded readers and writers.

DATE: Tuesday, January 11
TIME: 6:30-8:30
LOCATION: The Libertine Library, upstairs at Gild Hall,
15 Gold Street

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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