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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Welcome Caroline Willard

We are thrilled to add Caroline Willard to our staff for the summer. She is a recent arrival in NYC from Denver, Colorado and has already thrown herself into the fray! If you see her around, say hello!  

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About Writing Residencies for Parents – Guest Post by Danielle Lazarin

This is a guest post by Pen Parentis author Danielle Lazarin, whose critically-acclaimed story collection BACK TALK lands in the UK in paperback today! Congratulations to her in her writing (and her parenting – she also has two daughters!) The post originally appeared as part of her wonderful newsletter Talk Soon, click here to subscribe. […]

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We are changing the world

Just this week, the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon wrote an article for GQ called “Are Kids the Enemy of Writing?” – it is a longread. The title is tongue in cheek. It begins with an anecdote where a colleague tells him under no circumstances should he have a child if he wants a […]

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Special topic for Last Salon of Spring 2018

MUSIC That’s right! In the spirit of inclusiveness (it’s one of our core values!) Pen Parentis Literary Salons brings you a genre rarely heard in Reading Series–MUSIC. The season-closing May 2018 salon features four musician-writers. These women balance busy families with gigs – or composition requests – or performances – or commissions…! Poetry set to […]

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