Summer Happy Hour with Pen Parentis & Millay Colony

This coming Thursday, July 25th at 5pm in a terrific Financial District location (with great air conditioning!) join Pen Parentis board members and founder M. M. De Voe for a summer Happy Hour! Ask all your questions about membership, our Fellowship, our Salons, our meetups and/or any other questions you may have about Pen Parentis! […]

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Announcing New Salons Location!

We are thrilled to be partnering with LMHQ to bring you Pen Parentis Literary Salons at LMHQ this coming fall and spring! Our 2019-2020 lineup includes only brilliant writers who are also parents! In addition to having an excellent sound system, LMHQ is a neighborhood work-hub, run by Downtown Alliance. BONUS: They are offering Pen […]

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New Meetup Starting on Mondays

Starting June 10, we will be adding a new meetup for parent-writers at any stage of a writing project. No limits! Can be fiction, nonfiction, memoir, stories, genre novels, anything at all! This isn’t a workshop, but a way to make yourself accountable for your own goals – and get things done! Our first meetup […]

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The Need for a Writing Community

Our Founding Director, M. M. De Voe has just returned from a Writer’s Forum in Vilnius, Lithuania, where she was engaged in many eye-opening conversations about community among writers. Our guiding values at Pen Parentis are inclusion, professionalism, balance, and yes, COMMUNITY. We know that writers need support, not just financial and time-to-write, but also […]

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ONE NIGHT ONLY – PEN PARENTIS SALON AT THE OCULUS

Update: new content with photo links! On May 14th, 2019, Westfield WTC hosts Pen Parentis in the Oculus! WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO CLOSE OUR TENTH ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH THIS GRAND FINALE!! Join us for a night of all-out celebration as we wind up our Tenth Anniversary Season! Celebrity authors are Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Marina […]

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Our Fellowship Spans Borders

Calling all writers with very young kids! We want you to write new work and we will help you get it published! In a time where literary markets are shrinking, Pen Parentis is on the rise. We have reached out across the border to Canada to partner with an up-and-coming new literary magazine called Dreamers […]

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SALON IS ON! SNOW CAN’T STOP US!

We know the weather is going to be atrocious tonight, but we hear the Killarney Rose makes a killer Irish Coffee and so we are going to head to the pub and talk books and DISPLACEMENT. Get ready for an intimate night of conversation with three wonderful readers. See you at 7pm!     (posted […]

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