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New York City Chapter Event


Re-Broadcast - The Softer Side of the Sharpest Wit

Monday, May 11, 2020 through Monday, May 25, 2020
Location: Online - Posted by NYC Chapter
Restricted to members only
Contact: Debbi Honorof

Re-broadcasted presentation can be viewed any time until May 25th. Instructions to access presentation will be emailed to you immediately after your registration is complete. 

Join your fellow TTN members in the NYC, Philadelphia, Long Island and New Jersey chapters for a fast-paced and informative Zoom presentation by author Ellen Meister, who will bring Dorothy Parker to vivid life.
Many people are familiar with Dorothy Parker's biting bon mots, but few know that she was much more than a writer, critic, poet, screenwriter, and wit. She was also a champion of social causes, with a complex history and a drive for justice.
You'll learn about Parker's career and her origins, as well as her involvement with causes ranging from the Sacco and Vanzetti sentencing of 1927 to the civil rights movement in the 1960s. You'll also gain insights into Parker's years as a member of the Algonquin Round Table, her marriages, and her personal struggles, as well as the strange and fascinating circumstances surrounding her death and final remains. And of course, Parker's brilliant and witty quotes will be sprinkled throughout. A lively question and answer will follow.

Ellen Meister is the author of five novels, including Farewell, Dorothy Parker and Dorothy Parker Drank Here. Honors include appearances on NPR, foreign language translations of her books, selection by the American Booksellers Association for their prestigious Next List, a series option from HBO, and essays appearing in a wide variety of publications. As one of the leading authorities on Dorothy Parker, she runs the hugely popular Dorothy Parker Facebook page.

Her newest book, Love Sold Separately, will be published by HarperCollins in August 2020.

This rebroadcasted Zoom presentation will feature a presenter with a PowerPoint. Instructions to access rebroadcasted discussion will be emailed to you immediately after your registration is complete. TTN username and password required. May 25, 2020 is the last day to access this presentation.

For more information, please contact event organizer/moderator Debbi Honorof at