New Member Benefit

A letter from our newest partner, One Lit Place, to ALL Pen Parentis Members: ——– Hello, this is Jenna Kalinsky, the Founder of One Lit Place: A Full-Service Writers’ Hub & Collective. We are delighted to have partnered with Pen Parentis to offer Fountain Pen, Sharpened Pencil, and Laptop Level Title Members complimentary reciprocal membership to […]

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Creative Engagement Grant Winners!

It is with great pleasure, and a tremendous amount of pride, that we can announce that Pen Parentis has just been awarded a Creative Engagement grant by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, with funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York State Council on the Arts. While we are thrilled […]

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What’s news? WE ARE.

The Broadsheet, the largest circulation local newspaper south of Canal Street has published a wonderful article about all of our upcoming events: the salons, the fellowship, and our new Book Club. Give it a read! It’s called “For Literary Lions, With Cubs.”

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Downtown Express, Chelsea Now, The East Villager, The Villager

The four neighborhood newspapers south of midtown all have this in common: they love Pen Parentis Literary Salons! Each one of these four fantastic free papers have published a lovely article about our March 14 Salon, Aspects of Love. This one is from ChelseaNow:

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March News

Four big things for March: 1) Our March 14th Literary Salon features internationally bestselling romance novelist Jennifer Probst, critically acclaimed literary novelist Marcy Dermansky, and poet/prose/essay blending experimental fiction writer John Reed in conversation (and readings!) about Aspects of Love. Come learn what it means to write about love from three very different experts in […]

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Winning Fellow’s Story now in Brain Child Magazine!

Have you wondered what sort of a story wins our annual Fellowship? Truly EVERY kind, as long as we can’t put it down. Newly published on Brain Child Magazine’s site is Elizabeth Pagel Hogan’s wonderful winning entry from 2016-2017. Give it a read! As you know, we welcome all entries from writers with a child […]

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