Five years already?

It seems incredible, but Christina Chiu has been the Pen Parentis curator for more than five years! From the very first year she came aboard, her thoughtful decisions about which writers would work well together have resulted in fantasy trios like Marly Youmans, Lev Grossman and (MacArthur genius grant winner) Kelly Link — a literal […] [ Read More...]

Creative Engagement Grant Winners!

It is with great pleasure, and a tremendous amount of pride, that we can announce that Pen Parentis has just been awarded a Creative Engagement grant by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, with funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York State Council on the Arts. While we are thrilled […]

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Surprise Guest Host for our October 11 Salon

Meet Meg Lemke who will be co-hosting with M. M. De Voe at the October 11th Salon at Andaz Wall Street (see below for RSVP info) We are very excited to have her. Here is her incredible bio: Meg Lemke is the Editor-in-Chief of MUTHA Magazine, a guest editor at the Illustrated PEN series (PEN America), and a Literary […]

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THE NEW YORK TIMES recommends our Salons

Our upcoming Salon with Andrew Lewis Conn, Siobhan Adcock and Stephanie Lehmann is listed in the Spare Times Section of the New York Times—proof alone that you should attend. Follow this NY Times LINK to see the whole article.

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Risque Tales from Respectable Parents

Downtown’s local papers have picked up on the upcoming Pen Parentis Literary Salon: Risque Words and three of the biggest: Downtown Express, Chelsea Now, and The Villager, have run a wonderful feature article about the upcoming November 11 Salon. Follow this link to read the whole article.

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