PEN Center USA’s Emerging Author Evening Series: February 15th

PEN CenterTo 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. We recommend that you read: The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee and Talking to the Moon by Noël Alumit, in preparation for the Monday, February 15th Author Evening at 7 pm, and arrive ready to engage in discussion.

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: https://penusa.org/author-evenings. 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.


Alexander CheeAlexander Chee
 won a Whiting Award for his first novel, Edinburgh, and is a recipient of the NEA Fellowship in Fiction and residencies from the MacDowell Colony, Ledig House, and Civitella Ranieri. His second novel, The Queen of the Night, was released from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in early February 2016. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review,Tin House, Slate, and NPR, among others, and he is a contributing editor to The New Republic. He lives in New York City.


Noel AlumitNoël Alumit 
was a 1998 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, mentored by Aimee Liu. During the fellowship, he developed his novel Letters to Montgomery Clift, which was published in 2002. It was named “One of the Best Books of the Year” by The Advocate and was a fiction finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, the Asian American Book Award, the PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, and the Southern California Book Award. It won the Stonewall Book Award from the American Library Association and the Golden Quill from Insight Out Books. His second novel, Talking to the Moon, a Los Angeles Times bestseller, was described by James Ellroy as “a stunner…A terrific second novel that beats the sophomore curse hands down.”