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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Looking for our Salons?

We have a new location! See you at the Killarney Rose in the upstairs Hideout! Secret entrance on 80 Beaver Street, second floor (door to your left at the top of the stairs) Join us for our first salon of 2019 the Tenth Anniversary Winter Poetry Salon on Tuesday January 8th at 7pm  

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Is this you?

Does writing make you happy? Do you wish that people could understand that? Our community does. We welcome writers of all levels who want to find balance between their writing career and their growing family. Check out our MEMBERSHIP. Attend our Meetups (currently Friday mornings 10am-11am, with optional hour of writing time after, but we […]

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