Announcing a new initiative!

We are thrilled to be recipients of a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation towards creating the first-ever database that comprehensively lists residencies and colony initiatives that are parent-friendly. We will find programs that offer innovations like non-residency residencies, money for child care, colonies that welcome children and collect them all in one place, saving […]

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Looking for Community?

If this thread sounds familiar to your life, you are probably already a secret Pen Parentis Author. Basic membership is free – we would love to hear your voice, your questions, and whatever answers you have discovered for how to balance your family and your creative career! We have meet-ups every Friday morning from 10am […]

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Pen Parentis Fellowship Winner 2018-19: Jennifer Fliss

2018-2019 Winner of the Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents: The Balloon Animal Artist Goes to a Funeral by Jennifer Fliss of Seattle, WA. This story was beyond a roller-coaster of emotions, this story was the all-new fun park ride from happiness to hell and back. Just a quick turn to describe a few […]

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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

NOTE (added 9/24/18): THIS SERIES WAS SO SUCCESSFUL WE HAVE CONTINUED IT THROUGH THE FALL/WINTER. PLEASE READ FOR DETAILS, ALL IS WORKING GREAT! SIGN UP THROUGH MEETUP OR ON FACEBOOK “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS” We are hosting a series of casual meet-ups for people with kids who are serious about their writing careers. The first one […]

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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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