Terese Svoboda, we love you.

On Election night 2016, we had three phenomenal and passionate readers at the Pen Parentis Election Day Madness Salon. Even before the co-hosts had gone home, this thank you note was waiting in our inboxes: Whichever way you lean politically, you have to love the beauty of a simple and sincere thank you note: Here […]

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LitCrawl 2016 – with Mutha Magazine and Brooklyn Players Reading Society

  

So exciting to participate in our first PEN America Lit Crawl!

So exciting to participate in our first PEN America Lit Crawl!

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Out Loud: a successful workshop!

It was so exciting to co-sponsor a masterclass on performing at public readings as a writer. Our participants included (among others) a new novelist, a New York Times published journalist, and a group of ladies with their own traveling show where they perform personal essays! So lovely to meet you all–! Thanks to the amazing […]

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Local press

Excited over the buzz our Literary Salons are causing in Lower Manhattan – have you been to one yet? Our next Salon is on Election Night, Tuesday November 8th – please VOTE before you arrive! Then hang out with your neighbors and like-minded new friends — as well as Therese Svoboda, Thaddeus Rutkowski and Ed […]

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Surprise Guest Host for our October 11 Salon

Meet Meg Lemke who will be co-hosting with M. M. De Voe at the October 11th Salon at Andaz Wall Street (see below for RSVP info) We are very excited to have her. Here is her incredible bio: Meg Lemke is the Editor-in-Chief of MUTHA Magazine, a guest editor at the Illustrated PEN series (PEN America), and a Literary […]

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Informal Annual Report

This is not an official annual report, but many of you have stated a wish to know more intimately what is going on behind the scenes at Pen Parentis. For your viewing pleasure, M M De Voe has written this informal guide to all things administrative at Pen Parentis for 2015-2016 up to our annual […]

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New York Nonprofit Media

Pen Parentis founder M. M. De Voe was interviewed by New York Nonprofit Media about being an early adopter of Guidestar’s Platinum Status, promising a level of transparency hard to find in the industry. Read the article here. 

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