Interview with author Domenica Ruta

 “My kid and I talk a lot about the books we read together throughout the day, bringing them to life, and this reaffirms to me that writing and stories matter to people’s lives”    ~Domenica Ruta, author.  PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if applicable). DR:   I am a […]

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Pen Parentis Fellowship Winner 2019-20: Anjali Vaidya

2019-2020 Winner of the Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents: THE STORYTELLER by Anjali Vaidya! CONGRATULATIONS to ANJALI VAIDYA of San Diego, California for this excellent achievement! THE STORYTELLER by Anjali Vaidya, was a haunting yet quiet fable set on a mysterious post-tragedy beach where seemingly only two children have survived. Neither polemic nor preachy, […]

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Interview with author Marina Budhos

 “The best part about being a parent writer is children keep it real.  I don’t have time to be precious or pretentious about my writing.  I go for the stories that seem the most powerful, the most essential.  I don’t waste time.  I don’t have enough time to waste!”    ~Marina Budhos, author.  PP: Describe your […]

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AWP19 – Bonus guide for parents!

To all you lovely parent-writers going along to AWP with the kids – we have even MORE good news for you!  In addition to our handy guide to surviving the conference with kids, we have prepared a BONUS flyer with even more ideas for entertaining the kids and child-friendly places to eat!  You are very […]

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Interview with writer Catherine Parker Edmonson

“Do not try to do it all, all the time. Aim to do one thing well each day. Parents are under such pressure to do it all. With small children, and a creative itch to scratch, it simply isn’t possible.”    ~Catherine Parker Edmonson, writer.  PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and […]

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Christina Chiu in P&W

  In case you missed it, here is the link to Christina’s article in Poets & Writers this month! https://www.pw.org/content/pen_parentis_and_the_power_of_the_literary_salon      

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Kidguard – what do you think?

If you are a parent who has always craved technology to see what your kids are doing on their phones, a company has come up with something that not only lets you see the apps your kid is using but what their friends (and enemies!) are saying to them, and they have offered Pen Parentis […]

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