We are Amazon Literary Partners

We are pleased to announce that Pen Parentis has been chosen to receive a 2017 Amazon Literary Partnership grant. This support will specifically help us to continue to provide resources to writers to help them stay on creative track after they start a family by allowing us to continue to raise awareness by presenting our Salons and […]

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Fall 2017 Salons Season

We get it – you can’t wait. You want to know NOW who is reading on the second Tuesday of each month. Gotta tell you, the season is H O T!   Here it is in all its glory: Our fabulous Fall 2017 lineup all events begin at 7pm and are held at Andaz Wall […]

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War Writing Lineup Changes

Tuesday, September 12th our 16th Season starts with a bang – three fantastic authors who write about War and its effect on humanity. Our lineup has changed – Xavier Trevino had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. BUT– we have a special treat! One of our most loyal members, who has been part of the […]

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Want to bring a babysitter to AWP18?

We are offering the fantastic prize of free registration to the AWP18 Writers’ Conference in Tampa FL (need more info?) to one lucky member of Pen Parentis. What’s the catch, I hear you say? No, you don’t need to write anything, you don’t need to beg, you don’t have to persuade us of your worthiness […]

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The 2017-2018 Writing Fellowship complete winners’ list!

The annual Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Writers was founded in 2010 to encourage writers to produce new works of quality fiction at the very busiest point in their parenting journey–it is only open to writers with at least one child under 10 years of age. Every year we get more than a hundred responses, […]

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Interview with author Alice Kaltman

“The best thing an established writer said to me years ago was, ‘If you feel like a fraud, that means you’re a real writer.’ It doesn’t take publication to validateyour place at the table.” ~Alice Kaltman, author of Staggerwing (Tortoise Books) PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if […]

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Book AND Baby? You can totally do this.

We have so much proof. More than 275 incredible writers who have kids have presented their published, well-received, award-winning books at our Salons. We have given out $1000 per year to deserving writers with kids under ten years old. It’s not impossible to have a gorgeous, well-written book as well as a happy kid or […]

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