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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We are changing the world

Just this week, the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon wrote an article for GQ called “Are Kids the Enemy of Writing?” – it is a longread. The title is tongue in cheek. It begins with an anecdote where a colleague tells him under no circumstances should he have a child if he wants a […]

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Special topic for Last Salon of Spring 2018

MUSIC That’s right! In the spirit of inclusiveness (it’s one of our core values!) Pen Parentis Literary Salons brings you a genre rarely heard in Reading Series–MUSIC. The season-closing May 2018 salon features four musician-writers. These women balance busy families with gigs – or composition requests – or performances – or commissions…! Poetry set to […]

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