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Literary Salon - Terese Svoboda, Huda Al-Marashi, Catherine Woodard

Date: 12/10/2019

Time: 7:00pm
Where: LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York NY

Three incredible award-winning writers discuss a theme and read from current books. Much laughter, much conversation, much mingling. Come.
About this Event
Meet Terese Svoboda, Huda Al-Marashi and Catherine Woodard in conversation with M. M. De Voe and Christina Chiu on the theme "Family Matters" at our annual Holiday Author Mingle - where the audience and the authors really get to know each other!
The fanciful LMHQ event space hosts the December Pen Parentis Literary Salon at 150 Broadway 20th floor.
Tuesday, December 10th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
$10 suggested donation
Free if you are a supporting Title Member of Pen Parentis, a Salons regular, or if you are in need. All book lovers are welcome, 21+
complimentary wine and refreshments
A limited number of books will be available for purchase. Feel free to bring your own.
Terese Svoboda has published 18 books of fiction, poetry, memoir, biography, and a book of translation from the Nuer. Great American Desert, a book of stories, appeared in March. Winner of a Guggenheim, a Bobst Prize in fiction, an Iowa Prize for poetry, a NEH grant for translation, an O. Henry Award for the short story, the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, 3 NYFA fellowships, a Pushcart Prize for the essay, a Bellagio residency for a libretto, and the Jerome Foundation Award in video, she also wrote the libretto for the opera WET that premiered at L.A.'s RedCat Theater. Bloomsbury Review wrote, "Terese Svoboda is one of those writers you would be tempted to read regardless of the setting or the period or the plot or even the genre.”- In protest, her two sons write elegant code.
Catherine Woodard is the author of Opening the Mouth of the Dead, a story in poems published by lone goose press in two editions: paperback and limited-edition book art. She helped return Poetry in Motion to the NYC subways and is a vice president of the Poetry Society of America. Her poems have appeared in literary journals, anthologies and CNN online. A former journalist, Woodard is a member of the National Leadership Council of the News Literacy Project. She lives and plays basketball in New York City.
Huda Al-Marashi is the author of First Comes Marriage: My Not-So-Typical American Love Story, a memoir the Washington Post called "a charming, funny, heartbreaking memoir of faith, family, and the journey to love." Her other writing has also appeared in the Washington Post, the LA Times, al Jazeera, VIDA Review, Refinery 29, the Rumpus, the Offing and elsewhere. Huda currently resides in California with her husband and three children, ages 16, 13, and 8. Her youngest has already decided that her next book should be called, Second Comes Taking Care Of, all about how much she loves taking care of him.


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