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PEN America Virtual Authors’ Evening with Martha McPhee and Mona Simpson - PEN America
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PEN America Virtual Authors’ Evening with Martha McPhee and Mona Simpson

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Time: 8:00pm ET
Location: Zoom
Donation to Attend: $250 per ticket

Diane Archer & Joan McPhee invite you to a conversation with Martha McPhee and Mona Simpson in celebration of Martha’s acclaimed new novel, An Elegant Woman.

Martha McPhee is the author of the novels An Elegant Woman, Dear Money, L’America, Gorgeous Lies, and Bright Angel Time.  Her work has been honored with fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.  In 2002 she was nominated for a National Book Award.  Her novels have been Best Books of The Year on The New York Times, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune lists.  Her essays and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Newark Star Ledger, Vogue, More, Harper’s Bazaar, Self, Traveler, Travel & Leisure, among many others. McPhee is a tenured member of the English Department at Hofstra University, where she teaches fiction. She lives in New York City with her children and husband, the poet and writer Mark Svenvold.

Mona Simpson is a novelist and the publisher of the Paris Review, where she was formerly an editor. 

A $250 donation is required to attend this very special evening. This donation is considered 100 percent tax-deductible and supports PEN America’s mission to defend writers and free expression at a time of unprecedented need. Please fill out the form below to make a contribution and reserve your ticket. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

Following your RSVP, you will be sent the Zoom meeting invitation. This is a private video meeting, and only guests who are on the RSVP list will be permitted to join. 

Please contact Hannah Waltz at hwaltz@pen.org for any additional questions or concerns.


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