FLATIRON — Talk about eating your words.
Combining food and award-winning authors, a new literary salon series is set to debut Wednesday at Alison Eighteen, a relative newcomer to the Flatiron dining scene.
Called The Pen & The Plate, the series will unite award-winning authors with an intimate group of roughly 50 guests to share conversation and a three-course dinner.
The first installation in the series will take place on Wednesday at Alison Eighteen, which opened earlier this year at 15 West 18th St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues, beginning at 7 p.m. The inaugural event will feature authors Kurt Andersen and Meg Wolitzer.
“When I opened Alison Eighteen, I envisioned our downstairs’ private dining and event space with the community in mind,” said Alison Price Becker, co-owner of Alison Eighteen, in a statement.
The restaurant has partnered with the Woodstock Writers Festival to select authors for the series, which will continue throughout the fall.
Andersen, a New York Times best-selling author whose previous work includes “Heyday” and “Turn of the Century,” will read from his new book “True Believers.”
Wolitzer, author of “The Ten-Year Nap” and “The Wife,” will also read from her most recent book, “The Uncoupling.”
The two authors will work their way throughout the restaurant during the event, stopping at different tables for each course.
“We are so pleased to be able to bring Kurt Andersen and Meg Wolitzer, two phenomenal writers who embody the mission of the Woodstock Writers Festival, to Alison Eighteen for this literary series,” said Martha Frankel, executive director of the Woodstock Writers Festival, in a statement.
“Alison and the Woodstock Writers Festival share a common vision, and we are excited to see this come to fruition.”
The salon series debuts on Wednesday. Tickets cost $78 and include cocktails and the three-course dinner. To purchase, call 212-366-1818 or visit this website.