Interview with Author Josh Neufeld

“I always understood that being both a parent and an artist is a tenuous balancing act, but that passion, dedication, perseverance, and a form of artistic single-mindedness are all keys to success.”    ~Josh Neufeld, author of A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge (Pantheon) PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment? […]

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Interview with author Wendy Lee

“What’s great about being a parent who writes is that you constantly have material. … I know I have to write everything down before I forget it.”    ~Wendy Lee, author The Art of Confidence (Kensington)   PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment? WL: I’m a stay-at-home-mom to a […]

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Announcing a new initiative!

We are thrilled to be recipients of a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation towards creating the first-ever database that comprehensively lists residencies and colony initiatives that are parent-friendly. We will find programs that offer innovations like non-residency residencies, money for child care, colonies that welcome children and collect them all in one place, saving […]

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Looking for Community?

If this thread sounds familiar to your life, you are probably already a secret Pen Parentis Author. Basic membership is free – we would love to hear your voice, your questions, and whatever answers you have discovered for how to balance your family and your creative career! Really love what we do? Become a supporting […]

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Pen Parentis Fellowship Winner 2018-19: Jennifer Fliss

2018-2019 Winner of the Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents: The Balloon Animal Artist Goes to a Funeral by Jennifer Fliss of Seattle, WA. This story was beyond a roller-coaster of emotions, this story was the all-new fun park ride from happiness to hell and back. Just a quick turn to describe a few […]

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Victory Party for Friends of Pen Parentis

Are you a frequent Salons attendee? A Title Member? A donor? Are you a writer who read at Pen Parentis and loved it so much you want more? You are invited to a private party! Please join your Pen Parentis family at Happy Hour at Da Claudio, a beloved local downtown NYC family-owned establishment on […]

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Summer Writer-Parent Meet-ups

We are hosting a series of casual meet-ups for people with kids who are serious about their writing careers. The first one was July 6th, and we will be meeting every Friday morning from 10am to 11am all summer long! Find us at Shake Shack in Lower Manhattan in the Fulton Transit Center (second floor), […]

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