Special Guest Star at November’s Salon!

The lineup for November’s “Small Towns USA” salon is a great one and we feel like we are adding a comet to the Big Dipper! Our very first Writing Fellow, Abby Sher, will be making a guest appearance to present the $1000 award to our newest Fellow, Anjali Vaidya, who will be flying in from […]

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Announcing the winner of an AWP registration!

We are delighted to announce the winner of our drawing for an AWP20 registration – remember that all Title Members of any level were entered to win (one chance for a Laundry Marker level membership all the way up to four chances for a Fountain Pen Level) — and this year we have a great […]

Jen Hinst-White and Sarah Lybrand - two Matriartists.

Jen Hinst-White and Sarah Lybrand – two Matriartists.

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Meet our Social Media Team — and watch a livecast of a Salon!

We are thrilled to introduce our new Social Media Team: Veronica Ciastko, our new director of Social Media (and Instagram genius) is also an International Leader of Tomorrow. A recent graduate of UBC (yes, friends, British Columbia in Canada) Veronica came highly recommended by a brilliant author who read at Pen Parentis a few years […]

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Summer Happy Hour with Pen Parentis & Millay Colony

This coming Thursday, July 25th at 5pm in a terrific Financial District location (with great air conditioning!) join Pen Parentis board members and founder M. M. De Voe for a summer Happy Hour! Ask all your questions about membership, our Fellowship, our Salons, our meetups and/or any other questions you may have about Pen Parentis! […]

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Announcing New Salons Location!

We are thrilled to be partnering with LMHQ to bring you Pen Parentis Literary Salons at LMHQ this coming fall and spring! Our 2019-2020 lineup includes only brilliant writers who are also parents! In addition to having an excellent sound system, LMHQ is a neighborhood work-hub, run by Downtown Alliance. BONUS: They are offering Pen […]

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New Brooklyn Meetup Starting on Tuesdays

On Tuesdays starting on September 17, we will be adding a new meetup for parent-writers at any stage of a writing project. No limits! Can be fiction, nonfiction, memoir, stories, genre novels, anything at all! This isn’t a workshop, but a way to make yourself accountable for your own goals – and get things done! […]

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The Need for a Writing Community

Our Founding Director, M. M. De Voe has just returned from a Writer’s Forum in Vilnius, Lithuania, where she was engaged in many eye-opening conversations about community among writers. Our guiding values at Pen Parentis are inclusion, professionalism, balance, and yes, COMMUNITY. We know that writers need support, not just financial and time-to-write, but also […]

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