Calling all Professional Members!

PEN President Peter Godwin and Membership Committee Co-Chairs Elinor Lipman & Rob Spillman invite you to PEN’s annual New Members/New Books Party

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
6:30 to 9 PM
powerHouse Arena
37 Main St.
DUMBO, Brooklyn

With literary-themed cocktails courtesy of guest bartender Rosie Schaap, author of Drinking with Men (Riverhead Books)

Music curated by Alexander Chee, Lauren Groff, Dinaw Mengestu, Vanessa Veselka

Featuring The Photo Booth Party, with live interactive and collaborative photo sessions designed specially for PEN guests

This is a private event. You must be a Professional Member of PEN in good standing to attend. RSVP with your name and the name of your guest by December 3 to

If you are a member with a new book published in 2012, please send a copy to be displayed at the reception to:

PEN American Center
588 Broadway
Suite 303
New York, NY 10012

Click here to view photos from last year’s New Members/New Books Party


Liquor generously supplied by Hendrick’s Gin



Beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery



The Photo Book Party is a transformational approach to event photography. It elevates event documentation to a “main attraction” that is interactive, memorable, and fun. Our professional photographers work individually with each guest to capture the spontaneity of the moment. From backdrops to delivery of images, our services are fully customizable as digital downloads. Bottom line: The Photo Booth Party is a one-of-a-kind mobile photographic studio.