Pen, Paper, and Palate

An engrossing literary salon with live music, a special menu, mingling, and book signings


$10 general / $8 members

Tue, Nov 7



Box Office


The Half King
505 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011


Moderated by Ronald Rosbottom
Presented in association with Ruda Beresford Dauphin

A hotbed of creativity and ideas, this engrossing literary salon welcomes professor, essayist, and author Ronald Rosbottom (When Paris Went Dark) as moderator, with panelists who have spent their careers researching and documenting the lives of some of the most important people of our time.

The evening will include live music, a special menu, mingling, and book signings.


Mary V. Dearborn, Ernest Hemingway: A Biography

Michael Schulman, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep

Edward Sorel, Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936

William Taubman, Gorbachev: His Life and Times

Victoria Wilson, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck

“This semiannual salon hosts big-name authors, often all writing in the same genre, to talk over the finer points of their work”
Time Out New York

This series is indebted to the invaluable partnership with BBC host and Booker Prize judge Frank Delaney and carries on in his memory.


Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government partners including the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; The Ireland Funds, America; Howard Gilman Foundation; Tourism Ireland; Bloomberg Philanthropies; The Nancy Malone Living Trust; The Shubert Foundation; The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in New York City; The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in Westchester County; The Knights of St. Patrick; The Jerome L. Greene Foundation; Milwaukee Irish Fest Foundation; and thousands of generous donors like you.

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