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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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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Summer Writer-Parent Meet-ups

NOTE (added 9/24/18): THIS SERIES WAS SO SUCCESSFUL WE HAVE CONTINUED IT THROUGH THE FALL/WINTER. PLEASE READ FOR DETAILS, ALL IS WORKING GREAT! SIGN UP THROUGH MEETUP OR ON FACEBOOK “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS” We are hosting a series of casual meet-ups for people with kids who are serious about their writing careers. The first one […]

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Thanks for a successful 15th season!

We are staggered by all of the marvelous authors who read for us in our fifteenth season of Salons in Lower Manhattan. Our encore Salon on June 13, 2017, featured multiply international-bestselling author Jennifer Probst who told us stories of how she and her husband reacted after 20 years of rejection letters to receive an […]

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What’s news? WE ARE.

The Broadsheet, the largest circulation local newspaper south of Canal Street has published a wonderful article about all of our upcoming events: the salons, the fellowship, and our new Book Club. Give it a read! It’s called “For Literary Lions, With Cubs.”

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How to Nurture a Great Writing Career After Having a Child

In preparation for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the AWP writers’ conference, writing-parent experts M. M. De Voe (Founder/Executive Director, Pen Parentis, Ltd), J. P. Howard (curator, Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon), Julianne Palumbo (Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Mothers Always Write) and Marjorie Tesser (Editor-in-Chief, Mom Egg Review) came together to talk about the enormous implications of […]

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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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