PEN Author Evenings: Laila Lalami & Natashia Deón

To celebrate the fellowship’s 20th Anniversary, PEN Center USA is opening The Emerging Voices Author Evening Series to the public. Free to PEN Center USA members!

We at Chevalier’s are honored to host this series. Author Evening Series events will include a brief reading, conversation, and a question-and-answer session with the audience. The Monday, February 29th Author Evening at 7 pm will feature conversation between authors Laila Lalami and Natashia Deón about Lalami’s novel, The Moor’s Account. Please arrive ready to engage in discussion.

Laila Lalami is the author of the novels Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; Secret Son, which was on the Orange Prize longlist, and The Moor’s Account, which won the American Book Award, the Arab American Book Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and was on the Man Booker Prize longlist.

Natashia Deón is a Los Angeles attorney, writer, and law professor. Her debut novel, GRACE, is due out June 2016 with Counterpoint Press. Deón is the creator of the reading series Dirty Laundry Lit and has been awarded fellowships and residencies at Yale, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Prague’s Creative Writing Program, Dickinson House in Belgium, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and was a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow. Her writing has appeared in The Rattling Wall, The Rumpus, Asian American Lit Review, B O D Y, The Feminist Wire, and other places.

Chevalier’s offers a 15% discount on Author Evening Series books to anyone who brings in their Emerging Voices Author Evening ticket.

For tickets, the FULL SERIES READING LIST, and more information—please click here: PEN Members are free, but must still have a ticket to enter. NOTE: Walk-ins are welcome if space allows. Tickets can be purchased/reserved at the door.

Benefiting PEN Center USA’s Freedom to Write programs.