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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New Program: Book Club!

Pen Parentis is delighted to announce that our long-awaited book club is now active, both online and/or in person!! We will have monthly online discussions in Book Club on a pre-selected book that will be featured at an upcoming NYC salon. The online discussions will happen in our Secret Facebook Group: Pen Parentis Behind Closed […]

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Renewal of Americans for the Arts Membership

Pen Parentis is proud to have renewed our organizational membership to Americans for the Arts. We are avid supporters of all the arts (not just literary) and we embrace the efforts of this nonprofit to bring arts, education, and business together.

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How to Nurture a Great Writing Career After Having a Child

In preparation for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the AWP writers’ conference, writing-parent experts M. M. De Voe (Founder/Executive Director, Pen Parentis, Ltd), J. P. Howard (curator, Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon), Julianne Palumbo (Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Mothers Always Write) and Marjorie Tesser (Editor-in-Chief, Mom Egg Review) came together to talk about the enormous implications of […]

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Best Wishes for 2017 from Pen Parentis

We want to thank all of you who made 2016 such a great year: our Board, our Salons hosts, our incredible volunteer staff, and Andaz Wall Street for being such a great supporter of our work. To all our Members: good luck with your writing in 2017. May this TEDtalk by Pen Parentis member Laura […]

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Give: let’s video the Salons!

    We are raising money to video the salons so that everyone, everywhere can see them. Please donate today. We present 27 writers every year, minimum. Can you spare $2/writer? Follow this link to give. The entire Pen Parentis community will be grateful. Videos will help us win grants, will help us inspire, and […]

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