Hope your Winter Holidays have been full of light and find you surrounded by your loved ones!

2012 at Pen Parentis was a series of overcoming obstacles – we threw a neighborhood event on a boat during a thunderstorm, the restaurant that had hosted us for three years closed its doors, a hurricane swept our November event out to sea…but at the end of the end, we came through. More than 250 neighborhood children and their parents attended our free Books Ahoy! event this summer, armed with umbrellas; we found a new partner to host our Salons (Wall&Water at the Andaz Wall Street is a Conde Nast 2012 Gold LIst location that treats us as VIPs); and we are hoping YOU will help us replace the amp and pre-amp that got fried by hurricane-weakened power lines at our December event. To make a donation through our fiscal sponsor just click here, and accept our warmest thanks (Fractured Atlas will send you a tax receipt!) 
May 2013 bring happy children, the inspiration for a new piece that causes you to gasp at your own daring, and the time to actually write it down.
Until next year -!