Pen, Paper & Palate
A Celebration of Irish and American Culture

Admission: $15.00



Pen, Paper & Palate
A Celebration of Irish and American Culture

Tuesday, December 4th | 6:30 pm

The Half King
505 W. 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
at 10th Avenue

Pen, Paper & Palate, a celebration of Irish and American writing, food and culture.The witty and entertaining Frank Delaney, author, BBC host and Booker Prize judge, will moderate on the topic “Autobiography and Memoir” with an esteemed panel, including:

Kati Marton is the author of eight books, most recently Paris: A Love Story and Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and the subject of an upcoming motion picture. She is an award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent.

Sebastian Junger is the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The Perfect Storm, A Death in Belmont and Fire. His most recent book WAR chronicles his time with a single platoon on a 15 month tour-of-duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley.

Andrew McCarthy, iconic film and television actor and author of the recently released The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down, is also currently an editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler. Winner of the 2011 “Grand Award” and 2010 “Travel Journalist of the Year,” he has also written for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Travel+Leisure, among others.

Edmund White is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including his autobiography, My Lives, A Boy's Own Story, The Flaneur: a stroll through the paradoxes of Paris, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, The Farewell Symphony, and, most recently, Jack Holmes and His Friend. A professor at Princeton University, he was made an officer in the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and won the Deauville Festival literary prize.

In partnership with the Irish Arts Center, the program also will feature live music from internationally acclaimed tenor and Juilliard professor Robert White and world-renowned button accordion player and musical producer/director Martin O’Connell. Finally, there will be a special menu for those who wish to linger and book signings.



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