It’s 2020 – join our Cycle of Support

Exciting news for those Title Members in and around NYC – we now offer FOUR meetups to choose from to help you set and keep your weekly writing goals: Tuesday Mornings from 10am – 11am, beginning Tuesday January 7th, our new mid-Village meetup will assemble at Paragraph Writing Space for the first time. Make your goals […]

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Choose your meetup!

Our weekly Writer-Parent Meetups in Lower Manhattan resume September 13th, and we are adding a new session in Brooklyn starting September 17th! Choose the schedule that works best for you and just show up! Look for our sign! Friday Mornings 10am – 11am co-hosted by M. M. De Voe and Marina Aris Épicerie Boulud in […]

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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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Interview with poet Teresa Dzieglewicz

“I am trying to be open to the ways that what I learn from my writing can enrich my parenting and the ways my little person can enrich my writing.”    ~Teresa Dzieglewicz, educator, Pushcart Prize-winning poet, and winner of the 2018 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting […]

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a message for Pen Parentis Title Members from the founder of One Lit Place

Writers who are parents! Are you in need of a writing community? One Lit Place is ONLINE and accessible from anywhere – even your car at soccer practice, even your kitchen, even your laundry room, but most importantly from wherever you call your writing space. Here is a perk of being a Title Member – […]

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We are changing the world

Just this week, the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon wrote an article for GQ called “Are Kids the Enemy of Writing?” – it is a longread. The title is tongue in cheek. It begins with an anecdote where a colleague tells him under no circumstances should he have a child if he wants a […]

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