Displacement: Topic at Pen Parentis Literary Salon

What does it mean to be displaced? How do the children of displaced persons feel about their national identity?

The February meeting of Pen Parentis presents these three authors who have who have written about displacement. 

Sonja Curry Johnson is a political activist, English teacher, expert on identity politics, and author of upcoming novel Strike The Thick World Flat.

Viktoria Peitchev grew up outside of Munich, Germany. Exile in Orbit is her first publication.

Sergio Troncoso is the author of The Last Tortilla and Other Stories, Crossing Borders: Personal Essays, and the novels The Nature of Truth and From This. His writing centers on immigration and the US-Mexico border.

Q&A will follow, centering around work-life balance.

There is no admission charge, though a voluntary $10 donation to Pen Parentis, the literary nonprofit that organizes these salons, is warmly appreciated.

You do not have to be a parent or a writer to attend. RSVP is recommended.

RSVP here 

Where: The Hideout at Killarney Rose, 80 Beaver St.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 to 9:30 pm