Listed in the New Yorker and TimeOut NY, Pen Parentis Literary Salons at Andaz Wall Street are an elegant, intellecutal night out on the town. Held on the second Tuesday of each month in Fall and Spring (September 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14, March 14, Apr 11, and May 9) at Andaz Wall Street, these evening Salons are open to the public 21+. We feature authors doing readings from their newest works, free wine, and discussion of life-work balance.
We need several smart, people-savvy volunteers to help greet the authors and/or audience as they come in--make them feel at home, show them around, and then remain available to answer questions about the facilities and the order of events, and to encourage people to sign the mailing list. Some help with setup and strike would be nice but not necessary. Most important is the greeting and general availability to do small tasks at intermission (like refreshing drinks for the guests). You will report to our marvelous Volunteer Manager, Rose.
Wine and refreshments are complimentary and you will meet dozens of fascinating established authors as well as lots of industry notables and downtown personalities.
You: upbeat, have your own style, quick thinking. This is a business-casual event.
(Our mission is to keep writers on creative track after they start a family - these Salons are intended to present authors who are parents to the general public in a new light: showng the diversity of creative work presented by writers who are also parents. Our writers are huge names, straight from the NYTimes and New Yorker.)
We prefer to have the same volunteer(s) come every time, but we are open to having various volunteers for various dates - please send us your availability to see if we have filled the spot! Sign up for as many or as few dates as you can FIRMLY commit to!
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Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 21
- 6:30 - 9:30pm on specific Tuesday evenings
- you can bring a friend for company!