a message for Pen Parentis Title Members from the founder of One Lit Place

Writers who are parents! Are you in need of a writing community? One Lit Place is ONLINE and accessible from anywhere – even your car at soccer practice, even your kitchen, even your laundry room, but most importantly from wherever you call your writing space. Here is a perk of being a Title Member – […]

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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! We have meet-ups every Friday morning from 10am […]

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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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