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.
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NEXT SALON: September 12, 2023
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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
Abby Sher Adam Penna Aleksandra Crapanzano Alexi Zentner Alice Kaltman Alicia Ybarbo Amelia Kahaney Ami Sands Brodoff Amitava Kumar Amy Dryansky Amy Schiebe Amy Shearn Amy Sohn Andaz Wall Street Andrea Lawlor Andres Dubus III Andrew Friedman Andrew Lewis Cohen Anjali Mitter Duva Ann Hood Ann Napolitano Anna Solomon Anne Korkeakivi Arthur Phillips Austin Ratner Author Mingle authors Ava Chin Be Safe I Love You Ben Greenman Ben Tanzer Brian Gresko Bushra Rehman Caeli Wolfson Widger Cara Hoffman Cari Luna Carla Du Pree Caroline M. Grant Catherine Woodard Cathleen Davitt Bell Charles McNair Chris Tarry Christina Chiu Christine Schutt composition Crime Fiction culinary arts Danielle Lazarin Daphne Uviller Darin Strauss David Ebenbach DAVID GILBERT David Ulin Deborah Copaken Kogan Diana Whitney Diane Mehta Domenica Ruta Donna Levin Downtown Event Ed Lin Edward Lewine Eleanor Henderson Elisa Albert Elisabeth Kadetsky Elissa Schappell Elizabeth L Silver Ellen Umansky emerging artists emerging authors Emily Raboteau Emma McLaughlin Empire State Center for the Book Evan Smith Rakoff famous authors foodie Fran Pado Free NYC Events Gabriel Fried Gabriel Roth Gae Poliser Ginny Wiehardt Gint Aras Governor’s Island GRAND FINALE Greg Olear Head House Books Heather Kristin Helen Benedict Helen Phillips Helen Schulman Herta Feely Hilary Reyl Historical Fiction holiday event How to Carry Bigfoot Home Huda Al-Marashi Ivy Pochoda Jack Miller James Arthur Jamie Brenner Jared Harel Jeffrey Rotter Jennifer Belle Jennifer Cody Epstein Jennifer Egan Jennifer Fliss Jennifer Probst Jenny Merkowitz Jessica Francis Kane Jessica Hagedorn JESSICA SHATTUCK jimin han Joanna Hershon Joanna Smith Rakoff John Burnham Schwartz John Donohue John Freeman Gill John Jodzio John Langan John Reed Jonathan Galassi Josh Neufeld Josh Rolnick Joshua Henkin JT Petty Julia Fierro Julie Klam Julie Metz Kala Pier Kamy Wicoff Karen Skolfield Karl Taro Greenfeld Katie Kitamura keetje kuipers Kelly Link knitting Kristen Schultz Dollard Kristopher Jansma L. Annette Binder Larry Doyle Laura Vanderkam Lauren Acampora Lauren Grodstein Lauren Willig Leigh Newman Len Lawson Léna Roy Lev Grossman Lewis Gross Lex Williford Literary Events Literary Events NYC Literary Events Philadelphia Literary Horror Literary Salon Literary Salon NYC Literary Salons live readings Liz Queler Liz Rosenberg Lori Jakiela Los Angeles Free Events Los Angeles Reading Series Lucille Lang Day Lucinda Rosenfeld Lydia Cortes Lynn Melnick M M De Voe M. M. De Voe Mahogany L. Browne Marcia LeBeau Marco Roth Marcy Dermansky Marguerite Bouvard Marie Howe marie lee Marie Myung-Ok Lee Marina Budhos Mark Shulman Marly Youmans Martin MacKinnon Mary Ann Zoellner Matt Costello Matthew Specktor Max Watman Meg Mullins Michael Dahlie Min Jin Lee Mira Jacob Miranda Beverly-Whittemore Miranda Field Morowa Yejide music writing Mutha Magazine Myfanwy Collins n+1 magazine Nance Van Winckel Nelly Rosario new voices in literature New York City Arts Events New York reading series Nic Esposito Nick Flynn Nicola Kraus Nina Planck Nonbinary writers NY Literary Salons NYC NYC Events NYC Free Event NYC Free Events NYC Lit Events NYC Literary Event NYC Literary Events NYC Literary Salon NYC Literary Salons NYC reading series NYC readings NYC Salons NYFA NYTimes Bestseller Oculus Pang-Mei Natasha Chang Parenting Patricia Dunn Patricia Henley Patty Dann Pen Parentis Literary Salon Pen Parentis Literary Salon NYC Pen Parentis Literary Salons Pen Parentis Literary Salons NYC Pen Parentis NYC Pen Parentis Offside Pen Parentis Philadelphia Pen Parentis Special Events Pen Parentis West Pietro Consorti Poetry Rachel Sherman Rachel Zucker Rahna Reiko Rizzuto Raina Wallens Ravi Shankar Readings Rebecca Barry Rebecca Wolff René Steinke Rick Moody Robert Simonson Robin Black rock music Ronna Wineberg Roy Kesey Rumaan Alam Salons Sam Apple Sara Lippman Sarah Gambito Sarah Gardner Borden Sarah Gerkensmeyer Sarah Kain Gutowski Sarah Langan Sarah Pekkanen Sari Gail Wilson Scott Nadelson Sean Ferrell Season Close Season Closer Seeds of Discent Sergio Troncoso Sheila Sweeny Higginson Simon Van Booy Siobhan Adcock Sonja Curry Johnson Stephanie Feldman Stephanie Lehmann Stephen O'Connor Stephen Stark Stewart Lewis summer Susan Muaddi Darraj Suzzy Roche Tad Friend Tara Altebrando Terese Svoboda Thaddeus Rutkowski Thaisa Frank The Gargoyle Hunters The Last Bookstore Thelma Adams Theodore Hamm Tia Williams Tim Fitts Tim O’Mara Timothy Donnelly Tina Chang Urban Farm Veronica Shanoes Victor LaValle Viktoria Peitchev Wendy Chin-Tanner WestfieldWTC When I First Held You Whitney Terrell Will Allison Will Chancellor Wilson Montuori Winter Poetry Night Winter Poetry Salon writing XAVIER TREVINO Yona Zeldis McDonough