PEN America Author’s Evening with Priscilla Gilman

Priscilla Gilman headshot and The Critic's Daughter book cover

Join us for an intimate dinner with Priscilla Gilman discussing The Critic’s Daughter: A Memoir. This promises to be a fascinating evening, and we hope that you will join us. Gilman’s memoir is an exquisitely rendered portrait of a unique father-daughter relationship and a moving memoir of family and identity. This evening is being generously hosted by Margaret Munzer Loeb. 

Critic and writer Richard Gilman was a great supporter of PEN America, serving as President from 1981-83 and as a trustee from 1984-1986. During his tenure, PEN America hosted “An Evening of Forbidden Books”  – an event that continues to resonate with PEN America’s work against the current proliferation of book bans. We are thrilled to present this evening celebrating Priscilla’s work and honoring Richard’s memory.


Donations to attend this evening are $350. Following your RSVP, you will be sent the address for the dinner. The donation is considered 100% tax-deductible and supports PEN America’s mission to defend writers and free expression at a time of unprecedented need. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Christy Wensley at [email protected].

About pEN America Authors’ Evenings

The PEN America Authors’ Evenings are nights of literary dinners in private homes and intimate settings. Please visit the Authors’ Evenings webpage for our full calendar of dinners.

Proceeds from the PEN America Authors’ Evenings support PEN America’s programming to secure the liberty of persecuted and imprisoned writers around the world, to defend freedom of expression, and to promote literature and international cultural exchange.