New from our Partners

2020 is the decade of the writing parent! We are thrilled to announce two new accountability meetups that will begin in 2020 to help writers raising kids stay on creative track! As always, all genres and types of writing projects are welcome, so whether you’re working on a screenplay or a memoir based on your […]

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Greetings from the Greeters!

Meet Raneem, Olivia and Lisa & you already know Renni (but did you know she ghostwrites under the name Renni Acre?) These familiar friendly faces are among the many volunteers who could be greeting you when you attend the next Pen Parentis Literary Salon – next up, on December 10th – the annual Holiday Author […]

Greetings! from the volunteer greeting staff headed up by new House Manager, Renni Johnson!

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Two Special Events

November 2019 holds two exciting upcoming special events. 11/2 – BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: Pen Parentis curator, Christina Chiu, hosts a panel on Saturday, November 2nd at 6pm on the City Lit Stage with the topic of Perseverance! The panel will feature six authors, all of whom are experts as they are all not only writers but […]

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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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Interview with author Domenica Ruta

 “My kid and I talk a lot about the books we read together throughout the day, bringing them to life, and this reaffirms to me that writing and stories matter to people’s lives”    ~Domenica Ruta, author.  PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if applicable). DR:   I am a […]

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