Announcing a new initiative!

We are thrilled to be recipients of a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation towards creating the first-ever database that comprehensively lists residencies and colony initiatives that are parent-friendly. We will find programs that offer innovations like non-residency residencies, money for child care, colonies that welcome children and collect them all in one place, saving […]

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Looking for Community?

If this thread sounds familiar to your life, you are probably already a secret Pen Parentis Author. Basic membership is free – we would love to hear your voice, your questions, and whatever answers you have discovered for how to balance your family and your creative career! Really love what we do? Become a supporting […]

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Victory Party for Friends of Pen Parentis

Are you a frequent Salons attendee? A Title Member? A donor? Are you a writer who read at Pen Parentis and loved it so much you want more? You are invited to a private party! Please join your Pen Parentis family at Happy Hour at Da Claudio, a beloved local downtown NYC family-owned establishment on […]

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Summer Writer-Parent Meet-ups

We are hosting a series of casual meet-ups for people with kids who are serious about their writing careers. The first one was July 6th, and we will be meeting every Friday morning from 10am to 11am all summer long! Find us at Shake Shack in Lower Manhattan in the Fulton Transit Center (second floor), […]

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June Executive Board Meeting

Did you know we won a “Bright Ideas” grant from ConEd this month to hold our Board meeting at the beautiful Tesla Room at LMHQ in Lower Manhattan? Check out the lovely view! We had a terrific Executive Board meeting on June 12th – exciting projects in the works in accordance with our Strategic Plan […]

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Welcome Caroline Willard

We are thrilled to add Caroline Willard to our staff for the summer. She is a recent arrival in NYC from Denver, Colorado and has already thrown herself into the fray! If you see her around, say hello!  

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About Writing Residencies for Parents – Guest Post by Danielle Lazarin

This is a guest post by Pen Parentis author Danielle Lazarin, whose critically-acclaimed story collection BACK TALK lands in the UK in paperback today! Congratulations to her in her writing (and her parenting – she also has two daughters!) The post originally appeared as part of her wonderful newsletter Talk Soon, click here to subscribe. […]

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