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PEN America Virtual Author’s Evening with Zibby Owens

Date: Wednesday, February 24

Time: 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT

Location: Zoom

Donation to Attend: $125 per person

Join us for a special conversation with author and award-winning podcast host Zibby Owens on her first anthology Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology.

Owens will be joined by Lea Carpenter, Elliot Ackerman, Maya Lang, and her father Steve Schwarzman, all of whom are featured in Moms Don’t Have Time To. The anthology includes original essays from over 60 authors, inspired by things moms don’t have time to do.

It’s impossible to ignore how life has changed since COVID-19 spread across the world. Owens, host of the acclaimed podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books and a mother of four herself, wanted to do something to help people carry on. The result was her first anthology: a collection of inspiring, beautiful essays speaking to the ever-increasing demands on a mother’s time. Join us to explore the trials, tribulations, and successes of navigating motherhood through a pandemic.

A $125 donation is required to attend this very special evening. This donation is considered 100 percent 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.


Space will be limited to 25 guests to facilitate audience participation and discussion. Following your RSVP, you will be sent the Zoom meeting invitation. This is a private video meeting, and only guests who are on the RSVP list will be permitted to join. 

Please contact Caelan Fortes at [email protected] for any additional questions or concerns.