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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AWP19 – Bonus guide for parents!

To all you lovely parent-writers going along to AWP with the kids – we have even MORE good news for you!  In addition to our handy guide to surviving the conference with kids, we have prepared a BONUS flyer with even more ideas for entertaining the kids and child-friendly places to eat!  You are very […]

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Interview with writer Catherine Parker Edmonson

“Do not try to do it all, all the time. Aim to do one thing well each day. Parents are under such pressure to do it all. With small children, and a creative itch to scratch, it simply isn’t possible.”    ~Catherine Parker Edmonson, writer.  PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and […]

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Christina Chiu in P&W

  In case you missed it, here is the link to Christina’s article in Poets & Writers this month! https://www.pw.org/content/pen_parentis_and_the_power_of_the_literary_salon      

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Kidguard – what do you think?

If you are a parent who has always craved technology to see what your kids are doing on their phones, a company has come up with something that not only lets you see the apps your kid is using but what their friends (and enemies!) are saying to them, and they have offered Pen Parentis […]

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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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