If New York has any city to rival it for capturing the literary imagination, it’s Paris, and Ideasmyth delves deep into this love affair with Franco-Foodie Lit: 3 Women Writers in Paris. Find out why from three women who’ve been there, eaten and told all about it: Ann Mah, author of Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris, Hilary Reyl, author of Lessons in French: A Novel and Amy Thomas, author of Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate). Thomas, whose blogs include the appropriately titled Sweet Freak and God, I Love Paris, shares her insider tips on where to get the best chocolates, cakes, tarts and more. (She probably has a few New York recommendations as well if you can’t afford to hop on a plane right now.)
The Writers Room, 740 Broadway, 12th floor, 212-254-6995, 6:30 p.m., $15 in advance/$20 same day, register at ideasmyth.com.