Being held captive at home with kids 24/7 is no joke when you are also trying to finish a creative writing project. We have many ways to help out–our accountability meetups seem to work for most people (just having a supportive community to talk through your specific situation is a huge step in the right […][ Read More...]
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 […][ Read More...]
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 […][ Read More...]
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.”[ Read More...]
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 […][ Read More...]
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 […][ Read More...]
Los Angeles AWP16 meetup
Partnering with the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Pen Parentis would like to invite all AWP16 attendees as well as any writers who live in the greater LA area who are parents to a meet-up at the fabulous gLAnce bar in the lobby of the JW Marriot at LA Live on Thursday, March 31 from 5:30 – […][ Read More...]