Conversation and Collaboration: Women Writers Night in Murray Hill

Conversation and Collaboration:  Women Writers Night in Murray Hill


Organized by

The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association
Inquiries / Information
P.O. Box 1897
New York, NY 10156-1897
212-886-5867 (voice) (email)

Date / Time

Thursday, December 6, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


6:30–7pm Cocktails and conversation

7– 8pm Program

8–8:30pm Reception

Save the date for a special evening of listening to and learning from three remarkable women writers. Together with our New York City neighbors the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association and the Society of Jewish Science we present an hour of conversation and collaboration on the process of what it takes to become a writer. Learn about how these women succeeded at pursuing their craft and hear from them as they read from their latest work.


Aimee Lee Ball, Co-Founder and Editor of Eat, Darling, Eat. Aimee Lee Ball is the author of four books and a journalist writing about health, business, politics, food, travel, and the arts. She has been a regular contributor to The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, New York, GQ, Vogue, Elle, O The Oprah Magazine, National Geographic, Harper’s Bazaar, Departures, and Town & Country. Her work can be read at, as well as the glorious website she produces: Eat, Darling, Eat (, a community of women exploring the mother/daughter relationships through the universal language of food.

Reyna Marder Gentin, Author of 'Unreasonable Doubts'. A Yale College and Yale Law School graduate, Reyna Marder Gentin has had a storied legal career, practicing juvenile rights law with The Legal Aid Society and then working as a criminal appellate attorney with a nonprofit public defender’s office for nearly eighteen years. Reyna’s fiction and personal essays have been published in both print and online literary journals and magazines. 'Unreasonable Doubts' is her debut novel.

Penelope Rowlands, Author. Penelope Rowlands is the author of several books, including 'A Dash of Daring: Carmel Snow and Her Life in Fashion, Art, and Letters,' a biography of the visionary Irish-born editor of the U.S. edition of Harper’s Bazaar from 1934 through 1957. Her anthology, 'Paris Was Ours' (, about the transformative experience of living in the French capital, is now in its 7th printing. Rowlands’ journalistic work includes articles on cultural subjects written for publications such as Vogue, The New York Times, WSJ Magazine, The Daily Beast, The Columbia Journalism Review, and Elle Décor. She has been a contributing writer to Architectural Digest and a contributing editor to ARTnews and Metropolis magazines. More information can be found on her website at

Program moderator: Deborah Farone of Farone Advisors LLC. Author of the upcoming book Best Practices in Law Firm Marketing and Business Development.

Who Should Attend

Open to the public


$10 students, Others - $35 in advance/$40 at the door

Registration Fees

Number of people to register:


The Center for Applied Judaism / Society of Jewish Science
109 East 39th Street
(between Park & Lexington Avenue)


Murray Hill Neighborhood Association
Makor Center for Spiritual Judaism


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