Pen + Brush In Print: Winter Edition Launch
Reading and Launch Party: Weds. November 7, Readings at 7:00pm with launch party to follow
Location: Pen + Brush, 29 E. 22nd St., NYC
Pen + Brush is proud to announce the second edition of our new literary magazine, Pen + Brush In Print. After 124 years of supporting women in the literary arts, Pen + Brush In Print further expands a platform for sharing the voices of women writers that asserts the value and richness of their perspectives.
The winter edition examines the places where “fiction by women” overlaps with “women’s fiction.” While the reader may see familiar tropes in this issue – a secretary considers a one-night stand; a woman runs from an abusive marriage into the arms of a wealthy foreigner – the work asks readers to go deep into the lived experiences of women. This issue shows women’s isolation even when surrounded by people (or, in one case, babies), their visceral relationship with their own bodies and the ways in which conventional female biology is so closely tied to domestic horror. These familiar themes in the winter issue will challenge readers to think about women’s fiction and fiction by women, and how a stereotypical device can take an unexpected turn that digs into tender places with insight and wisdom. As always, the issue should remind readers that writing by women stands in merit as much as the male literary canon.
Writers in the magazine: Marissa Anne Ayala, Silvia Bonilla, Enid Harlow, Carolyn Jack, Katelyn Kopenhaver, Tina Parker, and Nahid Rachlin.
The launch party will feature readings from authors Silvia Bonilla, Carolyn Jack, Katelyn Kopenhaver, and Nahid Rachlin. Admission is free to the public, but RSVPs are appreciated!