The Friends of Writers First Annual Spring Gala takes place in New York City on Monday May 6, celebrating Ellen Bryant Voigt’s birthday and honoring Carol Houck Smith. You’re invited to a festive evening of entertainment, dinner, dancing, and conversation with Bill Irwin, Meryl Streep & Friends, the publishing community, alumni, the MFA faculty, and many others.

All proceeds from the gala will go to the CHS Scholarship Fund to support MFA students with financial need in their last semester.

Manhattan Penthouse, 17th Floor
80 Fifth Avenue (corner of 14th Street)
New York City

Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Dessert & Dancing & Conversation from 9 to 11:00 p.m.

Festive Dress ~ Live and Silent Auctions ~ Music

Individual Tickets: $250

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Seating is extremely limited!

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