Interview with author John Reed

“There’s a maturity about life that comes through in the writing/art when the writer/artist is a parent …” ~John Reed, author of A Still Small Voice (Delacorte Press/Delta)  PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if applicable). JR: I’m faculty at The New School in the MFA in Creative Writing, and […]

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Wonder what our salons are like?

Perhaps you are not a writer or not a parent and feel awkward about attending a salon called Pen Parentis – quake no more! Here is a blog post by a reviewer of reading series of all sorts – we are honored that Brent Shearer attended and enjoyed the November Salon. But don’t just take […]

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Calling All Alumni of our Salons

Have you read at a Pen Parentis Literary Salon in the past ten years? We would love to see you again, reconnect, and catch up on your current work! Our glamorous December event, the annual Holiday Author Mingle, is the perfect time to make an appearance, tell our curator about your upcoming novel, and get […]

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Interview with author Stewart Lewis

“It’s just nice to feel a close connection with a person who is part of you, to experience that love, which finds it’s way into characters and situations in my work…” ~Stewart Lewis, author of Stealing Candy (Sourcebooks Fire) PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if applicable). SL:  […]

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Penguin-Random House donates to new program

Pen Parentis is running a transformative pilot program this school year (starting Fall 2017) to teach an innovative community-building creative writing workshop to the parents of middle school students in NYC District 2 Public Schools. We have initially partnered with a large, new public middle school (PS 297 aka “75 Morton”) whose principal is eager […]

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We are Amazon Literary Partners

We are pleased to announce that Pen Parentis has been chosen to receive a 2017 Amazon Literary Partnership grant. This support will specifically help us to continue to provide resources to writers to help them stay on creative track after they start a family by allowing us to continue to raise awareness by presenting our Salons and […]

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Fall 2017 Salons Season

We get it – you can’t wait. You want to know NOW who is reading on the second Tuesday of each month. Gotta tell you, the season is H O T!   Here it is in all its glory: check out our fabulous Fall 2017 lineup: All events begin at 7pm and are held at […]

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