Alison Eighteen, a restaurant in the Flatiron district that opened in January, has partnered with the Woodstock Writers Festival to present The Pen & The Plate, a new literary salon series that brings award-winning authors to the restaurant for dinner and discussion. The debut event will take place on Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m., featuring authors Kurt Andersen and Meg Wolitzer. Tickets cost $78 and include cocktails and a three-course dinner.