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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Here’s to the Asian American Arts Alliance!

On the occasion of their anniversary, the Asian American Arts Alliance invited Pen Parentis to do a short presentation at their Summer Kickoff Party, alongside New York Foundation for the Arts among others.  Salon Curator, Christina Chiu, stepped up to the plate and brought along our Manager of Volunteers, Rose Cirrincione. A great time was […]

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Announcing our 2016-2017 Fellow!

After a summer of consideration and heavy reading, our 2016-2017 Fellow has been chosen!! Thanks to everyone who applied. Our winner is ELIZABETH PAGEL-HOGAN whose story “Cernunnos and Me” completely swept the judges away and which will be published later this year by our fantastic publishing partner Brain/Child Magazine. Here is the complete winner’s list […]

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Take our Writing Parent Survey

Pen Parentis is thrilled to announce the launch of our groundbreaking research project Please take 10-15 minutes to fill out this quick anonymous survey: Start the survey Spearheaded by Mary Harpin, a Pen Parentis poet (and data scientist) living in Colorado, the Pen Parentis Research Project is the first to collect real data on the habits, […]

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