SPECIAL EVENT: July 8th on Governor’s Island

  On Saturday, July 8th, we celebrate the various writing professions of creative parents at our House of Lit Party on Governor’s Island! Come and bring your whole family! Your friends! Your writing group! Your book club! This is going to be huge! Download a flyer! Pen Parentis is joining forces with Mutha Magazine at […]

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Thanks for a successful 15th season!

We are staggered by all of the marvelous authors who read for us in our fifteenth season of Salons in Lower Manhattan. Our encore Salon on June 13, 2017, featured multiply international-bestselling author Jennifer Probst who told us stories of how she and her husband reacted after 20 years of rejection letters to receive an […]

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Interview with Novelist Susan Daitch

One of the most rewarding parts of being a parent is that it forces you to realize the world is bigger than your own vision of things.” ~Susan Daitch, author of White Lead PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if applicable). SD: It may sound like an eye-rolling […]

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Interview with Novelist Daphne Uviller

“What’s awesome about writing/parenting is that it’s easier to do 100 things than 5, so while having the kids keeping us busier than I thought a person could be, it makes me waaaaayyyy more efficient.” ~Daphne Uviller, author of Wife of the Day PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other […]

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RSVP for the May Salon

Thanks for your interest in our Salons! May’s salon is on Tuesday, May 9th at 7pm in the Andaz Wall Street and features four fantastic authors. The Book Club selection for May is John Freeman Gill’s The Gargoyle Hunters. Visit the Salons page to see who is reading next and to RSVP. Or just click […]

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Listen to Time Out New York!

Our May 9th Pen Parentis Salon Spring Grand Finale made TIME OUT NEW YORK’S editors’ choice of The Five Best Free Things To Do in NYC this week!  Check it out online! Pretty swanky. Also? You might want to RSVP. Because if all 28 million New Yorkers decide to attend, you’ll want to be on […]

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Fellowship Deadline is April 17

Get typing! Our Fellowship Deadline LOOMS! This year we are looking for *short* pieces – we really want you to write something new – remember our mission is to keep parents on creative track after having a baby. So put that darling little beast to sleep and type fast. Let your mind go wild–remember we […]

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