Meet our Social Media Team — and watch a livecast of a Salon!

We are thrilled to introduce our new Social Media Team: Veronica Ciastko, our new director of Social Media (and Instagram genius) is also an International Leader of Tomorrow. A recent graduate of UBC (yes, friends, British Columbia in Canada) Veronica came highly recommended by a brilliant author who read at Pen Parentis a few years […]

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Choose your meetup!

Our weekly Writer-Parent Meetups in Lower Manhattan resume September 13th, and we are adding a new session in Brooklyn starting September 17th! Choose the schedule that works best for you and just show up! Look for our sign! Friday Mornings 10am – 11am co-hosted by M. M. De Voe and Marina Aris Épicerie Boulud in […]

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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 Brooklyn Meetup Starting on Tuesdays

On Tuesdays starting on September 17, 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! […]

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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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