Every month, we celebrate the creative dedication of a new group of writers who are also parents – short readings are followed by intimate Q&A – audience participation via text is encouraged.

Playback is edited and made available for free on our YouTube channel. Subscribe.


NEXT SALON:  September 12, 2023



Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see our short TREASURES as they drop each Thursday — all summer long!




The Pen Parentis Literary Salon is a unique series that shatters parental stereotypes as it celebrates the diverse creative work of writers that are also parents.
Funding for this program is provided by generous grants from NYSCA, (the New York State Council on the Arts), The Poetry Foundation, and The de Groot Foundation.

On the second Tuesday of each month September through May, join us online!

Chat with our authors, be heard! Participate in discussions with our featured writers in real time, no matter where you are located.

Meet famous authors who are also parents & ask them how they did it — in real time!

MODERATED BY co-hosts M. M. De Voe & Christina Chiu

*all are first time appearing at a Pen Parentis Salon


click to check out the books from the last salon  –