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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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 – […]

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New Q&A about Pen Parentis

Pen Parentis founder, M. M. De Voe, spoke candidly with Rachel Sherman of fictionwriting.about.com answering questions about many aspects of Pen Parentis’s work. Follow this link for the whole interview! Browse the website for more great writing tips from Rachel (who, incidentally, read at Pen Parentis) including one on how to be a parent and a writer at the […]

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Literary Manhattan features the Pen Parentis Origin Story

After accepting the honor of serving on Literary Manhattan’s advisory board, Pen Parentis’ founder, M. M. De Voe, was invited to write an article describing the origin of Pen Parentis, Ltd. Click here for her candid and intimate article  about how the idea sparked and how it grew over the next five years, and how the organization […]

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Founding Director M. M. De Voe is profiled on Motherwriters.com

This interview with Pen Parentis Founding Director M. M. De Voe asks how balance can be found in parenting and writing. Follow the link to see how she answers!

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Pen Parentis Literary Salon: the Foodie Event

Pen Parentis Literary Salons feed the soul – but last November we also had the pleasure of a tasting menu! The Andaz Wall Street loaned us their executive chef for the night and he cooked up samples of the various foods that had inspired the food writers featured at our special event. The Pen Parentis […]

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