Monthly Archives: July 2015

Interview with Author Laura Vanderkam

“I love that my 7-year-old likes to write stories too. He knows that moms can be authors, and so he doesn’t write this off as a legitimate occupation.” – Laura Vanderkam [Learn more about the Pen Parentis Research Project.] PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if applicable). LV: […]

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2015-2016 Fellowship Winner’s List Announced!

AND THE WINNER IS…. ORLI VAN MOURIK of Brooklyn, NY! Congratulations, Orli, for winning the 2015-2016 Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents! MEET ORLI Complete winner’s list for 2015-2016: Fellowship Winner: Orli Van Mourik, Brooklyn, NY for “Waushakum Pond” Second place: Christina Milletti of Buffalo, NY for “Now You See Her” Third place: Amy […]

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Interview with Writer Keith Blanchard

“I really think having the skills to write well grows more critical to job success in any field every year. I’m happy to be able to help my own children with it, so they will be able to afford to one day put me into the nice senior-assisted-living home instead of the cruddy one just […]

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Interview with Author Heather Kristin

“Right now I’m breastfeeding and typing with one finger… [Do] everything in moderation. Do a little bit of everything consistently. Don’t give up. Keep making lists and finish them.”  -Heather Kristin, author and mentor to at-risk youth [Learn more about the Pen Parentis Research Project.] PP: Describe your life in the context of writing and […]

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Interview with Poet Diana Whitney

“Don’t expect to feel balanced or sane. What helps is tenderness, for yourself, your partner, your children.” -Diana Whitney, author of indie bestseller Wanting It (poetry, Harbor Mountain Press)

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