Announcing New Salons Location!

We are thrilled to be partnering with LMHQ to bring you Pen Parentis Literary Salons at LMHQ this coming fall and spring! Our 2019-2020 lineup includes only brilliant writers who are also parents! In addition to having an excellent sound system, LMHQ is a neighborhood work-hub, run by Downtown Alliance. BONUS: They are offering Pen […]

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New Meetup Starting on Mondays

Starting June 10, we will be adding a new meetup for parent-writers at any stage of a writing project. No limits! Can be fiction, nonfiction, memoir, stories, genre novels, anything at all! This isn’t a workshop, but a way to make yourself accountable for your own goals – and get things done! Our first meetup […]

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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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