Choose your meetup!

Our weekly Writer-Parent Meetups in Lower Manhattan resume September 13th, and we are adding a new session in Brooklyn starting September 17th! Choose the schedule that works best for you and just show up! Look for our sign! Friday Mornings 10am – 11am co-hosted by M. M. De Voe and Marina Aris Épicerie Boulud in […]

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Pen Parentis Fellowship Winner 2019-20: Anjali Vaidya

2019-2020 Winner of the Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents: THE STORYTELLER by Anjali Vaidya! CONGRATULATIONS to ANJALI VAIDYA of San Diego, California for this excellent achievement! THE STORYTELLER by Anjali Vaidya, was a haunting yet quiet fable set on a mysterious post-tragedy beach where seemingly only two children have survived. Neither polemic nor preachy, […]

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Interview with author Marina Budhos

 “The best part about being a parent writer is children keep it real.  I don’t have time to be precious or pretentious about my writing.  I go for the stories that seem the most powerful, the most essential.  I don’t waste time.  I don’t have enough time to waste!”    ~Marina Budhos, author.  PP: Describe your […]

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Summer Happy Hour with Pen Parentis & Millay Colony

This coming Thursday, July 25th at 5pm in a terrific Financial District location (with great air conditioning!) join Pen Parentis board members and founder M. M. De Voe for a summer Happy Hour! Ask all your questions about membership, our Fellowship, our Salons, our meetups and/or any other questions you may have about Pen Parentis! […]

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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 Brooklyn Meetup Starting on Tuesdays

On Tuesdays starting on September 17, 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! […]

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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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